Posted by Donna on May 31, 1997 at 16:35:47:
In reply to sophie thompson vs. sophie thompson posted by greg on May 31, 1997 at 00:22:00
] as the movie persuasion has been mentioned here recently, what do you think of sophie thompson's portrayal of mary musgrove vs. her miss bates in emma2? she won critical acclaim in both roles - i thought they were BRILLIANT. you can't create characters like that w/ just screenwriting! speaking of screenwriting, i noticed her sister, emma thompson, said sophie always knew she wanted to act, whereas she(emma), had aspirations for writing. notice how different mary musgrove is from miss bates, and the wide range of emotions mary had to express.
Sophie was perfect as Mary Musgrove in Persuasion but, I do think she was to young to be Miss Bates. How old was Miss Bates anyway?IMHO