Kristin Scott Thomas opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about 25 things you might not know about her — including her favorite hobbies, her dislikes, such as horses and crocodiles, and her secret talent. Read on to learn more about the Military Wives actress.
1. I love doing laundry. It gives me a great feeling of peace and accomplishment.
2. My first job was counting cars in a car park. I only had this job for two days. It was beyond boring.
3. I have a passion for ham sandwiches. The trick is a crusty baguette and pickles.
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4. Despite those ham sandwiches, I can still wear a dress I first wore in 1977. I just wore it to a party last summer. It actually belonged to my mother.
5. I like to work with weights at the gym. I don’t do the ones where you have to grunt.
6. My favorite place in France is my home [in Paris], but if you’re visiting, don’t miss the Vézelay Abbey in Burgundy.
7. I’m never happier than when I’m wearing a boilersuit. I have five of them.
8. I never make the same [meal] twice.
9. I love the smell of engines. There’s something so great about them.
10. I’m a cheap date because I love a pint of Guinness and some chips in a pub.
11. I’m a huge football fan. I just fell in love with the Leicester City Football Club.
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12. I’m a great admirer of Lizzo. My favorite song is “Phone.” The words are brilliant.
13. I’m very good at parking cars. I can fit in remarkably small spaces. People hate watching me do it. It makes them nervous.
14. I enjoy cheese that smells like the farmland it came from.
15. Even though I’m a stage actress, I’m terrified of speaking in public.
16. I’m good at preparing fish, but I’m a dreadful baker.
17. I’m terrified of crocodiles.
18. I enjoy needlepoint. My favorite is a cushion with sunflowers that I gave to a woman who helped me out on [Military Wives]. It took me so long to do, I couldn’t even look at it anymore.
19. I don’t like horses even though I have to ride them a lot [for roles]. They’re big, and you don’t know what they’re going to do!
20. I love walking around and taking in culture. I’m not easily entertained.
21. I loved playing the queen in The Audience — that was my favorite theater production. I like making audiences laugh; much nicer than making them cry.
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22. I can’t stand ice in my water.
23. I love watching dance, but I’m not a dancer. I can pick it up, but I forget right after. That’s the plight of being an actress. If you remembered everything you ever learned you’d be a disaster.
24. I took home some shirts, pants and the boots that I wore in The English Patient. I still wear the boots.
25. After lunch, I love a snooze — that’s an English word for a little nap.
Military Wives is out in theaters on May 22.
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