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Emma Thompson unrecognisable as Matilda writer says she was 'extraordinary' as evil role
Lorraine, Matilda the Musical writer Tim Minchin spoke to host Lorraine Kelly about the Oscar-winning actresses new role and how brilliant she is in it.The 2022 film is based on the musical and sees a star-studded cast take on the iconic roles, including Peaky Blinders star Stephen Graham playing Mr Wormwood and James Bond actress Lashana Lynch starring as Miss Honey.But it was the Love Actually star, 63, who Tim couldn't stop gushing over as he reflected on her epic transformation she underwent to perfectly portray the evil teacher.Lorraine pointed out how different the actress looked, saying: "Emma Thompson. Almost unrecognisable." "Yeah a few hours in prosthetics," responded the writer.Gushing over the star and her new role, he added: "She's a completely consummate actor, she's extraordinary.Speaking about trying to get the right balance with children watching the film, he went on to say: "The main thing you need to do with Roald Dahl adaptations and children stories that have baddies in them is get that line between things."Trunchbull is a monster and we want kids to be able to watch this film and feel the tension of it, but to be scared in a way that it's not reality."Gushing over the actress further, he called the Nanny McPhee actress "amazing and really scary," joking that children won't be traumatised for "too long" after watching.This is a live TV story and is being constantly updated.