In the podcast, she also claimed that her role in this movie was quite interesting. When Leo Grande asks her character in the film why she has to pay for sex, she says that it’s because the only people willing to sleep with her are people her age, and she wants to sleep with someone younger than her.
Emma Thompson Plays a 55-Year-Old Widow
Directed by Sophie Hyde, who also was the director for the movie “Animals,” the film follows Nancy Stokes, played by Emma Thompson, a 55-year-old widow, who is yearning for human connection, adventure, and some sex, for the first time in her life. While her husband Robert provided a family, a home, and something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. However, now that he is gone, Nancy has a plan. She says that there are nuns that have had more sexual experience than her.
A Night of Bliss For Nancy Stokes
So, being the practical and reasonable woman she is, and as an ex-teacher, she likes things perfectly organized. That said, she does some thorough research and uses the services of Leo Grande, who is a sex worker, or a therapist, as he prefers it. The young man is in his early twenties, and Emma’s character hires him for a night of bliss.
Emma Thompson shares that if people are against seeing Leo Grande, who is a young attractive man, with a 61-year-old, it’s going to be very interesting.