10 Questions for Emma Thompson

Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson, 46, trades corsets and curls for padding and a monobrow in her new film about an ugly but magical child minder, Nanny McPhee. Over tea, the Briton tells TIME's Rebecca Winters Keegan why Mary Poppins got it wrong, why becoming a parent at age 40 requires a bit of extra effort and why she stores her Oscars in the loo.

HAIRY MOLES, A SNAGGLETOOTH--DID YOU ENJOY PLAYING A HAG? This look took an upsettingly short time to achieve. It took longer to get dressed up for bloody Sense and Sensibility.

THE MORAL OF NANNY MCPHEE...

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