—Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae: Gloria
Josquin Des Prez
Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae: Gloria
The Hilliard Ensemble
"…it does baffle me. I don’t understand. When you say, ‘But feminism means equal rights for women’ – sorry, what’s the problem? You think it’s done? Then think again and inform yourselves, because it isn’t done. Don’t be daft about it. So what’s the issue? Is it that there have been feminists who have said things that shock and appal you?"
Perhaps other actresses think they won’t get jobs. “Well, I would not be in work if that was the case. It’s very, very odd. I’ve worked with some young, brilliant women whom I would consider feminists, who don’t like to use the word.”
Does she remonstrate with them? “Yes. I say, why? It seems to be out of fashion. Surely it’s a bottom line thing that has nothing to do with fashion, one way or another.”
Emma Thompson photo (by Nick Haddow) and interview in the Guardian, 13-09-2014.