Why Emma Thompson ducked date with Donald Trump
EMMA THOMPSON claims she ‘could have changed the course of history’ had she agreed to go on a date with Donald Trump.
The British screen star said the US president tried to woo her when she was filming 1998 political drama Primary Colors, inspired by Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.
She said: ‘He asked me out once. I could have changed the course of history. At that point we only associated Trump with tasteless architecture.’
Thompson told BBC chat show host Graham Norton the billionaire rang her up in her trailer and she assumed the caller was an impostor, telling him to ‘f*** off’ before he convinced her he was the real deal.
She added: ‘He said, “Come and stay in one of my apartments and maybe we could have dinner”.’ She told him she would get back to him but never did.
The 58-year-old, who is married to actor Greg Wise, 51, said if they had met up she could have found out whether Mr Trump’s blond barnet is real or a wig. ‘I could have ruffled his hair and we would all have known the truth — and maybe he wouldn’t have been president,’ she said.
She also tells how she thought she might die when she got into the mosh pit at Reading festival. The Graham Norton Show, with guests Adam Sandler, Claire Foy and Cara Delevingne, is on BBC1 tonight at 10.35pm.
■ CARA DELEVINGNE’S youthful money-making looks came back to bite her when she tried to buy a bottle of wine. ‘I got ID’d because they said I looked 16,’ the 25-year-old model and actress told Graham Norton. ‘At the same time a fan in the queue asked for a picture and then I had to ask him to buy the wine for me!’ Earlier this week, Delevingne was unveiled as the face of Dior’s new anti-aging skincare line, Capture Youth.
Author: Tom Stichbury