As crowds of children poured into the AMC Loews Lincoln Square, both Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Susanna White lauded their childcare for allowing them to work, but in an ironic twist, it was Nanny McPhee herself who had a horror story to share.
“When I was 7, my nanny ate all my sweeties after I had a tonsillectomy,” Emma Thompson recalled. “I’ve been off nannies ever since.”
The “Nanny McPhee” scribe-star did not stop there, taking her criticism into the realm of imaginary caretakers. A day after calling Mary Poppins a narcissist on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” she continued her faux attack on the childhood legend, adding, “Nanny McPhee would tell Mary Poppins to focus more on her work and stop being such a show off.”
After insulting Audrey Hepburn when talking about the upcoming “My Fair Lady” redo, Thompson attacks Mary Poppins? This Brit is on a roll.