What was supposed to be a 20 minute round-table interview with Emma Thompson lasted almost twice that long. After that, we took a picture with her, and while we were gathering around, she volunteered to kneel so that we could all gather around her. Both of these actions show her kind and gracious manner, but this last bit illuminates it even more.
As we got up after taking the group picture, and Emma’s “people” were trying to usher her out, a teen girl who was there because she was interning at one of the magazines represented at the roundtable said, “I have one more question – what’s it like to win an Academy Award?”
Emma answered by saying it was “really cool.”