‘I spend most of my money in charity shops’: Sophie Thompson admits she lives in an ‘East End attic’ – a far cry from her sister Emma’s lavish homes
Emma Thompson’s sister Sophie has described her comfortable life in an “east London attic” far from her siblings’ homes.
The EastEnders star, 60, admitted that while Emma is used to donning glamorous dresses on the red carpet, she prefers to collect her clothes from charity shops.
Emma, who recently starred in the fast-paced comedy Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, owns homes in north London, Scotland and Venice.
Contrast: Emma Thompson’s sister Sophie has described her comfortable life in an “east London attic”, a far cry from her siblings’ lavish homes
Sophie, who has also had roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Persuasion and Coronation Street, told The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden: “[My home] is an attic in London’s East End and full of colour.
“I always say to my buddies, ‘I’m in the eyrie,’ which is usually used to describe a bird’s nest.
“I have to keep it clean as it’s quite small. I used to live in a big, ramshackle house with a kitchen.”
She adds: “I spend most of my money at cheese shops and charity shops. I get my whole wardrobe from the charity shop.’
Anders: The EastEnders star admitted Emma is used to donning glamorous dresses on the red carpet but prefers to collect her clothes from charity shops
Sophie previously admitted there is no rivalry between her and Emma for acting roles, telling The Daily Mail: “People assume there is that rivalry but there isn’t. It would not occur to me to compare myself to her, nor her to me.”
Emma herself was recently at the center of debate about her next film, in which she dons a “fat suit” for the role of Roald Dahl’s Miss Trunchbull in a musical adaptation of Matilda.
With the release of the trailer for the anticipated film last week, debate arose over whether Emma was the right cast for the key character in Dahl’s beloved 1988 book.
Insight: Sophie (pictured in Sandylands) said: “My money is mainly spent in cheese shops and charity shops. I get my entire wardrobe from the charity shop.
Some commenters have said that Emma, who wore a similar suit to play Karen in Love Actually, found wearing prosthetic bodies “offensive.”
One critic wrote on Twitter: “Yes it’s offensive that Emma Thompson wears a fat suit in Matilda. But the initial flaw is that nearly every woman Dahl wrote is either a sugar-sweet, pretty, good-natured Miss Honey or a haggard, evil (and, to his mind, physically disgusting) Miss Trunchbull.
Another explained: “I love Emma Thompson. She’s gorgeous.
“However, there are many wonderfully talented plus-size actresses who are consistently disregarded and should be considered for these roles rather than making a skinny actress wear a fat suit.”
Living it up: Emma, who recently starred in racy comedy-drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (pictured), owns homes in north London, Scotland and Venice
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11171599/Sophie-Thompson-admits-lives-attic-far-cry-sister-Emmas-lavish-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Sophie Thompson admits she lives in an ‘attic’ – far from sister Emma’s lavish homes