Happy Birthday: Emily Watson

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

emilywatsonEmily Watson

Born: January 14, 1967 in Islington, London, England, UK

“The first Oscarcast, I was definitely functioning in a surreal mode. It was like I was watching myself watch the ceremony. Yet I had a good time. Hey, wearing a beautiful dress and being surrounded by beautiful people is not a terrible way to spend an evening. And I had a great time at all the parties. The second Oscarcast, I just went and planned on enjoying myself. People think of me as such a serious actress, but I find myself behaving like a gadabout.” – On her sudden success and America’s award shows.

“I wasn’t prepared for the way people responded to ‘Breaking the Waves.’ Suddenly, I was being interviewed and being asked all sorts of questions. All my life, I’ve loved movies, but I didn’t foresee the glamour of the Academy Awards. In England, the awards are…

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