- Title: USA: Kristin Scott Thomas thrilled about Golden Globe nomination
- Date: 12th December 2008
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 11, 2008) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS SAYING: "It's great for such a little film, made by a first-time director in French about a small town - which happens in a small town in France - is getting this international recognition, it's just extraordinary, I'm just thrilled about that."
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- Story Text: Kristin Scott Thomas reacted with pride upon hearing about her Golden Globe nomination for her role in French film "I've Loved You So Long" in New York on Thursday (December 11).
"It's great for such a little film, made by a first-time director in French about a small town - which happens in a small town in France - is getting this international recognition, it's just extraordinary, I'm just thrilled about that," she said.
The British born actress, who is currently starring in The Seagulls on Broadway, said she was initially reticent about working with a director who had never made a film before. The movie is directed by Philippe Claudel who is well-known for his novels in France. The movie was not only a first for the director but it also represented a first for Scott Thomas. She said she has never played a role where her character has no artifice. The movie has many silent moments and is raw in its emotional depth.
"It's a very French film in the sense that there is a lot of conversation - or in my case, there are many people talking to me and I'm quiet," she said. "It is a film that is about one family. The characters don't leave the house very often. I mean there are elements of the outside world but this is not about fashion. It's a very classic film."
Scott Thomas has been living in France for almost 30 years and speaks fluent French. Acting in French was not a challenge for her but tapping into the emotional complexity of a woman imprisoned for 15 years for murder was.
The reward has been the reaction from people all around the world, she said.
"I am in New York right now. Every day someone stops me to talk about the film, about the emotion that it provoked when watching the movie - whether it be a woman or a man. Yesterday at the theatre, because I am in a play right now, at the exit there was a young man who was about 20 who saw the movie that day. He was overwhelmed and that is super."
"I've Loved You So Long" is the only foreign film to be nominated in the best actress category. Scott Thomas's competitors are: Merryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet. The Golden Globes take place on January 11th.
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