DON'T LEAVE! Don't check out of the movies now.
I'd like to speak to your manager."
-Kristin Scott Thomas as "Crystal" in Only God Forgives
As you may have heard a few days ago, the great Kristin Scott Thomas, who first broke through as Hugh Grant's best friend in Four Weddings and Funeral and was Oscar nominated for her ice-hot sand-blasted eroticism in The English Patient and who has elevated countless films since has rather casually tossed off a 'good riddance' to cinema.
I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film. I realised I've done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages... I can't do it any more. I'm bored by it. So I'm stopping
Oh come on Kristin, Only God Forgives wasn't that bad. [More...]
The cinema needs you!
We will miss her if her departure sticks though we hope she was just in a mood when she said it. Having previously interviewed her I can attest that the things that they say are true. She does not worry about what she says aloud and there is extremely minimal publicist interference. She just speaks her mind.
MY TEN FAVORITE KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS PERFORMANCES
(IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)
Kristin on her experience making Confessions of a Shopaholic:
I hated it, hated it ,hated it."
I'm suddenly feeling tremendously guilty for not yet screening François Ozon's In the House which she stars in. You can currently see Kristin onscreen in The Invisible Woman (though Joanna Scanlan steals the show) for which she was nominated for a BIFA in Supporting Actress. Her next two films (and possibly her last) are Suite Française (2014) with Margot Robbie and Michelle Williams and My Old Lady (2014) with her Gosford co-star Dame Maggie Smith.
Let's hope they're as beautiful as swan songs can possibly be.
What do you love about Kristin Scott Thomas most?