You want to show who’s stronger, Bev? Nobody’s stronger than me, goddamn it. When nothing is left, when everything is gone, disappeared, I’ll be here!
Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett?
Damnit, reasons to want to be near New York like now. and maybe now.
(:42 sec in for the singing).
Oh, thank you. (oh, watch out) Thank you so much. Thank you. I just want to, just quickly, blow a kiss to my husband who can’t be here tonight, and he’s such a great supporter. Taylor, got it? Good! Now my journey to this place, right here right now, began with a great teacher; Alice Welding, who died just two weeks ago at the age of 102. She revealed to me the power of literature and she recognised my need to live in that world of imagination; that world of poetry. She alone was the person who encouraged me to become an actor. So, I’m standing up here thanking Mrs Weldon and, - Welding, Mrs Welding – and all the great teachers who have inspired the many creative people sitting here in this beautiful room. In fact, how many of you remember a great teacher who inspired you and opened the gate to the path that led you here? I want you all to put your hands up… That’s a lot of teachers. So, let’s, right now, thank those teachers - all of us, together. So, my teachers in film have, of course, included directors – several of whom are here today – producers, ADs, costumer’s, make-up artists, caterers, grips, cinematographers, focus pullers, clapper loaders, writers, drivers – oh, drivers. Drivers especially of that honey wagon, you know without whom we’d all be squatting in the bushes. In fact, I did squat in the bushes quite often. All those incredible carnival of characters who make up the brilliant and the astoundingly hard working army that march into battle on any film. I thank you all. All of you in my past, its been an amazing journey up to now. I’m going to finish with the words of a great writer and I think the words are kind of, in a way, apt: -
‘So, as I foretold you,
Our revels now are ended. And these our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.’
My little life is rounded with this honour. Thank you very much indeed.
You played his grandmother, The Queen. What was it like receiving the award from Prince William?
‘STACEY’S MOM HAS GOT IT GOIN’ ON
SHE’S ALL I WANT AND I’VE WAITED FOR SO LONG
STACY CAN’T YOU SEE YOU’RE JUST NOT THE GIRL FOR ME
I KNOW IT MIGHT BE WRONG BUT I’M IN LOVE WITH STACE-‘