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Maggie Gyllenhaal & Hugh Laurie: Emma Thompson Gets Her Star!

Maggie Gyllenhaal & Hugh Laurie: Emma Thompson Gets Her Star!

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Laurie come out to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate their dear friend, Emma Thompson, as she got her star on Friday (August 6) in Hollywood.

The 51-year-old Nanny McPhee Returns actress got her star in front of the Pig ‘n Whistle pub and celebrated by bringing a pig and a pint of beer onto the red carpet!

Emma announced that she’s planning to take a break from acting for about a year, citing mild depression and saying she’s wanted to take time for her family for a while now.

“Next year, I’m going to take a sabbatical,” she told THR. “I’m not going to fundraise or perform or travel, except in pursuit of new vistas with my family.”

10+ pictures inside of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Laurie showing Emma Thompson some love in Hollywood…

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24 Comments

# 1

She is so talented! I think she’s very pretty too. Hope her rest does her good. Now I feel the need to watch Dead Again, again.

# 2

She is so lovely. I think her & Hugh were together a long time ago, in college or something. He even played in Sense & Sensibility.
Btw, where is her husband?

# 3

I love Emma – she is so HILARIOUS in interviews!!!!!!!

# 4

I really wtk where is her husband

# 5

Congratulations Emma!

# 6

Congrats to Emma. Well deserved! Her husband is probably back in England. I don’t think getting a star is a very big deal or very big news over there.

# 7
Shakirakitten @ 08/07/2010 at 11:26 am

Emma Thompson is one of the most intelligent, sensitive and beautiful actresses. I am so sad that she is experiencing depression as she brings so much to her craft. All the best to her.

# 8

love love loooove her. such an amasing talent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she should have gotten one way earlier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you just have to adore her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
absolutely brilliant actress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# 9

btw emma and kenneth branagh were such a wonderful couple…

I love Emma! Great actress!

Love all of them!

Adding my love too! A great big talent, lovely and their is a sweetness about you that’s well, so sweet. Congrats!

lexy hates bilson @ 08/07/2010 at 1:57 pm

Nice to see 3 very talented actors in the same place and on JJ!!

I’ve been a fan of hers since the film Howard’s end in 1992 for which she won her first academy award. Emma is so talented and deserves so much respect for keeping her name out of the tabloids as much as possible. that made her the only actress to win an oscar for their work in a merchant/ivory film mind you only two others were ever nominated right those be Vanessa Redgrave & Joanne Woodward infact between those two theres three noms for work in M/I films right Vanessa was nominated for best actress in 1984 for The Bostonians Joanne was in 1990 For Mr & Mrs Bridge and Vanessa was for supporting actress in 1992 for Howard’s End granted for Ms Woodward it was her fourth and Final career best actress nomination having won on her first attempt in 1958 and For Ms Redgrave Howards End was her second supporting actress nomination and 6th over all and she’d won best supporting actress for Julia in 1978

Shoshanna @ 08/07/2010 at 3:17 pm

@maggiexao: Just a rumour, but I heard Helena Bonham-Carter and Kenneth Branagh had an affair on the set of Theory of Flight. As for Emma Thompson getting a star. It’s about time. She probably didn’t have to pay for it, either (unlike Ryan Seacrest, who infamously did).

@Shoshanna:

They’re all private people, so we can’t be sure if Kenneths affair with Helena caused the break-up. Maybe he and Emma were no longer together, but the fact is that H&K were together 5 years and started dating when he was still Emma’s husband. I read interview with Emma and she told that they shouldn’t have married because they weren’t ready for such a commitment and it was too early for both of them. Not a word about Helena.

maggiexao @ 08/07/2010 at 4:01 pm

@Shoshanna: Oh, really?… Hm… Didn’t have an idea about that…
Well, i really loved Kenneth and Emma, when they were married, red so hilarious interviews with those two… Intelligent, real, funny, … just awsome… :)

I’m so glad that so many others agree that it really was about time for emma to get the star.. she deserves it so, so much…
I adore her as an actress!

I think she’s the perfect role model for all those ne aspiring actresses… What do you think?

sweetness @ 08/07/2010 at 4:19 pm

She is on actress that truly deserves that star….she was magnificent in Sense and Sensibilty…plus she is a smart woman being the producer of Inception

She’s such a delightful human besides being gorgeous, smart and talented! I wish I would’ve known she was getting a star cuz I would’ve been there cheering! How the hell do people find this stuff out anyway? I live in L.A, and never find out until after the fact. Boo!

Love all of them! She is truly deserves that star. Great actress! Nice to see three very talented actors in the same place and on JJ!!

Hugh is so so so talented!

Great movie and wonderful person

I’m so thankful to see all the appreciation of Emma’s talent and intelligence. I’ll admit to being obsessed with her in every way, but that’s because she’s a wonderful role model. She deserves the best!

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