• Mon, Aug 9 2010

Guess Who Hates Audrey Hepburn?

Clue: it’s not us.

It’s Truman Capote! Oh, and also, Emma Thompson (Truman just hated everyone). Thompson told the Telegraph:

“I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee. Twee is whimsy without wit. It’s mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that’s not for me. She can’t sing and she can’t really act, I’m afraid. I’m sure she was a delightful woman — and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don’t and I didn’t, so that’s all there is to it, really.”

Thompson is currently starring in Nanny McPhee.

That said, we understand that the cult of Audrey gets annoying. At TheGloss, we don’t like Audrey because we’re bookish brunettes. We like Audrey Hepburn because she was a heavy drinker, Nazi fighter and a pack a day smoker. That said, how can anyone say she doesn’t have bite? Bitch will toss a cat out in the rain:

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  • Brandi

    WOW Emma. Seriously? ‘She can’t act’? Girlfriend can act her way out of a brown paper bag. She ruled. And frankly, I find the cult of Marilyn Monroe FAR more annoying. That was a woman who succeeded based on far less talent than bombshell. I’m not bashing her because she was beautiful, but her cult isn’t as justified as Audrey. I still like Emma Thompson, but wow what a thing to say.

  • rica

    Emma, I couldn’t agree more, although ‘hate’ is a little strong. I could simply never see what all the hullabaloo was about her. She wore clothing beautifully – and that’s about all.

  • CJ

    Sounds like someone who wishes they had Audrey’s prestige and esteem…she was a humanitarian…elegant and graceful…a lady…the drinking and smoking (& whatever else), to me, just makes her more real/human.

  • nanjai

    Na CJ, Emma is pretty confident. Smoking and drinking doesn’t = bite, it equals idiot. I can’t stand Audrey either and I found this by googling ‘audrey hepburn annoying’ thinking I was the only one. Her voice is one of the most grating and irrtating that I have ever heard. There’s only one thing worse than her and it’s Ronnie Ancona imitating her. I also agree about Marylin Monroe but the white and blonde thing is just more Western nonsense. Hopefully our world will grow less shallow in time.

  • Henry

    Audrey was not a heavy drinker! Just because we cant imagine her going anywhere near alcohol, doesn’t mean that as soon as she touches it she is a drunk! And for goodness sakes people, i’m fine with everyone having their own opinion, but seriously!? Emma Thompson has won two oscars and so did Audrey (she was due to be awarded her second, but then she passed away and her son accepted it instead) so i hardly think Emma has the right to judge someone with the same acting status. Audrey perhaps has even more seeing as she is still remembered today and judging by what she said, Emma has lost a few more fans, including me.