Emilia Clarke, 33, talked openly about shooting with the Love Actually star Emma Thompson, 60, who co-composed the content and featured as Emilia’s character Kate’s mom Petra.
Talking about the movie in Heat magazine, Emilia said of working with Emma: ‘We had a lot of fun together. We also got to do a lot of drinking together… and not just in the Christmas market scene, but also in a lot of other places.‘
Last Christmas, which is enlivened by the songs of George Michael and Wham!, sees Kate battle with life after she’s made homeless while additionally doing a boring work in a year-round Christmas store.
After meeting the eccentric Tom (Henry Golding), Kate starts to get herself again and figures out how to be a superior, all the more understanding individual as she begins to concentrate on the brilliant future in front of her.
Of her own wishes for 2020, Emilia said: ‘I want to do a lot. I want to celebrate life, drink, be happy – every day of the year. Maybe even do some bungee jumping! Or maybe not… I look forward to everything I have planned and I would just like to enjoy my time.‘
Emma as of late uncovered that George Michael gave his blessing for it to be made and was ‘so satisfied’ it was occurring. Emma gushed over the artist and said he ‘wanted to be part of it‘ as she talked about the now widely-panned new movie on Lorraine not long ago.
The actress talked about her gathering with George which happened two years before his sad demise, clarifying: ‘He was so nice to meet. We’re both North Londoners you see. And he was very unexpected and very touching. Very sort of humble and so pleased. He was so pleased that we were writing a film based on his song.‘
Emma likewise addressed the misery of George’s death before he got the opportunity to see the movie come to life. She continued: ‘He wanted to be part of it and so I suppose, today which is the day which is all just starting here, I sort of can feel him about the place, it’s very spooky because he was so present with us.
‘It was such a tragedy, 2016, just such a tragedy. It was a loss to all of us! . He was meant to be there at the premiere tonight.‘
At the time of its release it was criticized for its failure to strengthen itself as a typical Christmas film, with others dubbing it a ‘clunky, charmless disappointment.‘ Giving the motion picture a measly two stars, The Guardian marked Last Christmas ‘unintentionally funny and unintentionally creepy.’
‘The combination of Michael’s music, a cosy festive aesthetic, picturesque London scenery and an irresistible fascination over what the plot morphs into does make Last Christmas sort of digestible in a half-watching-while-drunk-on-eggnog kind of way but this really is a clunky, charmless disappointment. Last Christmas is, or at least should be, cancelled.’
Another one star rating was revealed by BBC, who raged: ‘What did George Michael do to deserve this? Why should the singer-songwriter and former Wham! frontman be associated with a brutally unfunny and contrived romantic comedy when he’s no longer around to object?
Its visuals are so twinkly and its sentiments are so mushy that some people will see it as a holiday treat. But it’s appropriate that Kate spends half the film wearing elf boots which curl up at the end, because Last Christmas really is toe-curling stuff.’