Four Weddings And A Funeral pretty much paved the way for the rom-com genre, but it turns out Kristin Scott Thomas didn’t think it was all that… funny.
The actress, 60, won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Fiona in the 1994 Hugh Grant classic.
And despite the critical acclaim, Kristin actually thought the whole thing was ‘a bit of a dud’ when she first watched it.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show in an episode airing tonight, she admitted: ‘I thought it was a bit of a dud at first.
‘The only time I saw it I was all by myself in a cinema in Paris where there wasn’t anyone to laugh with, and I didn’t find the jokes particularly funny.’
She added: ‘But then I was then on a plane in days when everyone watched the same film and people were laughing so I thought, “Maybe I am mistaken, maybe it’s quite good.”‘
The Richard Curtis classic features onscreen lovers Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell as well as Simon Callow and Rowan Atkinson.
Kristin also touched on her role as stern housekeeper Ms Danvers in the new Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca.
The English Patient star admitted she relished playing such a downright scary character.
‘I had no idea I was so frightening,’ Kristin said.
‘I couldn’t understand when people kept saying, “Kristin Scott Thomas, she’s a bit frightening,” and it turns out she is! I did enjoy it – it was great fun.’
The Graham Norton Show airs on Friday, October 23 at 10.45pm on BBC One.
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