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Emma Thompson: 'Love Actually' Heartbreak Came From Experience

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Emma Thompson at the premiere of the movie "Saving Mr. Banks" at Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, on Dec. 9, 2013. (Jaguarps/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:35 PM

Emma Thompson revealed at a London Fundraiser that her emotional scene from the film "Love Actually" where her character discovers her husband is cheating was fueled by her real-life experience with former husband Kenneth Branagh's infidelity. 

Thompson was married to Branagh from 1989 to 1995, and the couple starred in several movies together including “Peter’s Friends,” “Dead Again,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” which Branagh also directed. The marriage fell apart when Branagh began an affair with Helena Bonham Carter in 1994 when they were filming “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”

In the "Love Actually" scene, Thompson's character finds a necklace in her husband's coat pocket and realizes he bought it for someone other than her.

“I had my heart broken by Ken. So I knew what it was like to find the necklace that wasn’t meant for me. Well, it wasn’t exactly that, but we’ve all been through it,” Thompson told The Telegraph. “I’ve had so much bloody practice at crying in a bedroom, then having to go out and be cheerful, gathering up the pieces of my heart and putting them in a drawer.” 

Thompson later met current husband Greg Wise and the two married in 2003 and have two children together, including an adopted son.

Branagh also moved on from Bonham Carter and married film art director Lindsay Brunnock in 2003. Thompson says she has no hard feelings toward Bonham Carter. 

“You can’t hold onto anything like that. It’s pointless,” she said, the Telegraph reported. “I haven’t got the energy for it. Helena and I made our peace years and years ago. ... She’s a wonderful woman.”

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Emma Thompson says her emotional scene in the film "Love Actually" where her character discovers her husband is cheating was fueled by her real-life experience with former husband Kenneth Branagh's infidelity.
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