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Joanna Lumley says sex scenes are ‘rude and horrible’ and should be ‘cut altogether’

Joanna Lumley says sex scenes are ‘rude and horrible’ and should be ‘cut altogether’

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Joanna Lumley has shared her disdain for sex scenes in TV and film, as she said she finds them “rude and horrible”. In a new interview, the Absolutely Fabulous star, 77, expressed her hatred for performing or watching sex scenes – and said that they “bore” her. “The second you take your clothes off, the audience looks at you, the actor, and your attributes – what your breasts and genitals are like,” she explained. “You’ve immediately lost the character you’ve built,” she toldRadio Times magazine’s podcast. “There’s a playground element to it… pull your pants down and let’s see what you’ve got.” The Fool Me Once actor added that she thinks sex scenes slow down the narrative of TV shows and films, and that if she was the director, she’d remove them altogether. “I’d cut them. They slow things down. They’re rude and horrible. I don’t watch people …

Joanna Lumley makes surprise appearance on London Fashion Week runway

Joanna Lumley makes surprise appearance on London Fashion Week runway

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Joanna Lumley made a surprise appearance on the first day of London Fashion Week as she had a starring role in a runway show. The British actor, who recently starred in the Netflix series Fool Me Once, performed a moving monologue in the opening segment of luxury accessories brand Completedworks’ runway show. As she delivered her lines, Lumley sat on a metallic bed, wearing the brand’s bow crossbody bag, surrounded by a stack of magazines and burnt toast. Her hair was pinned up in an updo and she wore loose cream trousers and a matching top, paired with Adidas Sambas in a nude and white colourway and silver jewellery. After the presentation, Lumley spoke to British Vogue about her own style ethos. “I think the whole thing about fashion is if you can’t go badly wrong, you’ll never go really right,” she said. Lumley …

Joanna Lumley Calls Out ‘Creepy’ Fan Behaviour

Joanna Lumley Calls Out ‘Creepy’ Fan Behaviour

Dame Joanna Lumley has admitted she’s had it with people trying to sneakily take her photograph in public. While Dame Joanna admitted she “never minds” posing for photos with fans when she’s out and about, she does take issue when people try to “steal them”. “They don’t ask you, you just see them quietly, at a dinner table, going like that across a restaurant,” she explained. Dame Joanna went on to say she has no problems “walking over” to the offending amateur photographers and asking them “shall we do a proper picture?”. “And they get a bit flustered and go, ‘oh, I didn’t want to disturb you’,” she added. “And you go, ‘no, but that’s creepy’.” Michelle then agreed: “It’s basically CCTV, that’s true.” Fool Me Once has proved to be one of Netflix’s biggest hits of 2024 so far, and has been riding high on the top of the platform’s most-watched list since it debuted on New Year’s Day. Source link

Dame Joanna Lumley calls out ‘creepy’ covert snappers ‘stealing’ photos without permission | Ents & Arts News

Dame Joanna Lumley calls out ‘creepy’ covert snappers ‘stealing’ photos without permission | Ents & Arts News

Dame Joanna Lumley says she hates it when people secretly take photos of her in public and will always call them out for their “creepy” behaviour. The Absolutely Fabulous star told Sky News: “I never mind doing photographs with people, but what I don’t like is when they steal them. “They don’t ask, you can just see them quietly at a dinner table, going like that [gestures taking a photo] across the restaurant. “I walk over and say, ‘Shall we do a proper picture?’ And they get a bit flustered and say, ‘Oh, I didn’t want to disturb you’, you know? But that’s creepy.” The 77-year-old actress, who was made a dame for her services to drama in 2022, is currently starring in Netflix thriller Fool Me Once, based on Harlan Coben’s best-selling book. Dame Joanna plays Judith Burkett, the protective mother of a murdered man, opposite Michelle Keegan, who plays his widow Maya. It’s an invasion of privacy Keegan is wary of too: “I feel like everyone’s being watched a little bit now, because …

‘We all had to take our tops off’: Joanna Lumley on acting, travel – and her hatred of sex scenes | Joanna Lumley

‘I can’t bear places where you can’t open the windows,” says Joanna Lumley, sitting next to me on a sofa. She has just tried and failed to open the windows of the hotel room in which we meet. “And I can’t bear the thought of a year without a suitcase.” Lumley has become almost as known for her travel programmes as for her acting roles – though nothing, of course, will ever eclipse her gloriously awful Patsy Stone in the 90s comedy Absolutely Fabulous – and recently has been off again. This time she journeys from Indonesia to Jordan, via India, Zanzibar and Madagascar, for the four-part ITV series Joanna Lumley’s Spice Trail Adventure. As ever, she is a great travel companion – enthusiastic about everything, beautifully polite and kind to everyone she meets – and I suspect you will never view your spice rack in the same blase way again after watching her programme. Hold a nutmeg in your hand and you are holding, according to one version of history, the kernel of the …