10 Questions with Emma Thompson

The only person with Oscars for acting and writing, the Brit talks nannies, money and dating Dr. House

In Saving Mr. Banks, you play P.L. Travers, who wrote Mary Poppins and who was, like you, an actress and a writer. Any other similarities?

No. She was very troubled. Her father was an alcoholic. Her mom tried to commit suicide, and she had to stop her. I like to please people. She was not interested in that at all.

Travers didn't want Disney to make Mary Poppins because she abhorred the Disneyfication of classics like Winnie the Pooh. What do you say to people who agree with her?

Well, I agree with them. I deplore the Disneyfication of some of...

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