Emma Thompson declares, she is no longer ‘Invulnerable’

Thompson said that despite her own doubts about whether it was feasible given the nature of the stunt, the production boldly moved forward.

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Despite her strength, Emma Thompson acknowledges that she “can damage herself” in an interview with People Magazine. The 63-year-old actress claims that suffering an injury while filming Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical caused her to pause and consider what it’s like to be an elderly actor.

The Oscar-winning actress opened out about coping with an ankle fracture she sustained while filming the musical and attributed to ageing in an interview with People.

She says, “I fell over for no good reason and fractured my ankle, and I thought, ‘That’s kind of weird, I’ve never hurt myself like that. Huh, that’s because I’m getting older.”

Thompson added that she had to use a compression boot while working on the Matilda set. Thompson said that despite her own doubts about whether it was feasible given the nature of the stunt, the production boldly moved forward.

She recalls, “They said, ‘It’s okay, you’re doing a stunt today.’ I said, ‘What? I’ve just fractured my ankle.’ They said, ‘It’s okay, we’re just turning you upside down. It’s fine, you’re on a crane.’ I said, ‘Okay, all right then.’”

Recently, it was Sophie Hyde’s new film Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, in which Thompson starred. She portrays a widow in the movie.