Emma Thompson - Emma Thompson Honoured In Hollywood
Actress Emma Thompson cemented her place in Hollywood on Thursday (07Nov13) when she added her hand and shoe prints to the fabled pavement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
The Oscar winner was overcome with emotion at the ceremony, recalling a childhood visit to the tourist attraction with her father.
She said, "When I was 14 I came to Hollywood with my dad, who was directing the Norman Conquests, and he brought us here, to the Grauman's, and showed us all the people's hands and feet and the signatures and it was so other-worldly that for me to be here now feels not at all real!"
The 54 year old was joined by her Saving Mr. Banks co-star Tom Hanks at the ceremony and he used the occasion to jokingly try and convince Thompson to give up her British citizenship and become an American.
He quipped, "We wish to convey the following message to Emma - Please Emma, leave England, come here, live with us, live amongst us! Los Angeles and Hollywood needs your Sense and Sensibility. England, they don't appreciate you like we do."
The ceremony didn't go completely to plan - Thompson took a tumble from an elevated box just as she was about to place her hands in the wet cement, but laughed off the moment and continued chuckling as she was immortalised outside the iconic cinema on Hollywood Boulevard.
And she was more than a little upset about the fact she would have to throw away the designer black shoes she wore to the ceremony, explaining, "They were covered in cement."