“I believe it is aged badly.”
It’s a traditional Christmas staple in lots of households — and it is also “s–t”, based on one in every of its youngster stars.
Lulu Popplewell has slammed “Love Truly” as sexist, 17 years after she appeared within the star-studded romcom.
The now 29-year-old performed Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson’s characters’ daughter Daisy, who famously performed the lobster in her faculty nativity play on the movie’s climax.
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“I do not remorse it in any respect,” she stated whereas showing as a visitor on the Almost Famous with Barnaby Slater podcast. “Look, softly be it spoken I believe it is a s–t movie. I believe it is aged badly.”
“All the ladies in it are type of passive objects. I believe that there was an article that described them as passive objects to be acquired, and on re-watching it is not nice.”
The article she was referring to could have been this infamously scathing 2013 retrospective by Jezebel, which hilariously tore asunder every one of many movie’s many problematic-but-delightfully-glossed intertwining storylines, from romanticizing sexual harassment, to Colin Firth’s human trafficking, to Andrew Lincoln’s sadistic makes an attempt to steal his greatest buddy’s spouse.
Nevertheless Lulu, who’s now a comic, defended the movie’s director Richard Curtis: “You additionally need to do not forget that he was writing within the context of the time,” she stated.
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“I imply I do not understand how he excuses more moderen bits of labor. Nevertheless it was what it was in 2003 or every time it was out.”
She stated that whereas the movie was “not for me as a result of I do not like cheese” she added that she was nonetheless glad folks prefer it. “You are allowed to. However you’ve gotten horrible style.”
Lulu — whose older sister Anna can also be an actress, who performed Lucy Pevensie within the Chronicles of Narnia movies — was nonetheless a pre-teen when she made the film, and thus couldn’t even watch the R-rated comedy when it was launched.
“It had nipples and all the things,” she recalled. “We did not even get to observe it on the premiere. We walked down the purple carpet after which obtained taken to dinner at Planet Hollywood.”
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