Emma Thompson Talks About Branagh ‘Affair’

I thought I’d share this article as it addresses something that quite often crops up with regards to Helena, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.

For the first time since announcing her split from actor and director, Kenneth Branagh in 1995, Emma Thompson has spoken about her feelings towards Helena, who began a relationship with Branagh sometime during or after the filming of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Although she neither confirmed nor denied that there had indeed been an ‘affair’, she did confirmed what many of us already knew – that there are no hard feelings between the two women; “It’s pointless. I haven’t got the energy for it. Helena and I made our peace years and years ago” she said in a recent interview with the Sunday Times. “[we’re both] slightly mad and a bit fashion-challenged. Perhaps that’s why Ken loved us both. She’s a wonderful woman, Helena,” she said, talking about the similarities between herself and Helena.

Well, that’s that, then! You can read excerpts of the article at the Telegraph; the full interview will feature in this week’s Sunday Times.

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