WATCH: Emma Thompson’s Response to #OscarsSoWhite Is Worthy of a Mic Drop

Watch out—a ball of truth is headed in your general direction.

Emma Thompson, just as delightfully blunt as ever, has a simple solution to Hollywood’s general whiteness. While some queens of film power fumble with their crown to diffuse the situation, Thompson laughs at the sudden immediacy to solve the problem a little too late.

“It’s hilarious. It’s no change there. It’s not as if it’s ever been awash with people of color,” Thompson said to the Belfast Telegraph. “Let’s face it, the Oscar membership is mainly old, white men. That’s the fact of it. Either you wait for them all to die, or kill them off slowly. There’s so many options, aren’t there?”


Thompson did offer some that hope in Hollywood’s elite is not entirely lost. “SAG actually,” she says, “The Screen Actors Guild, are being much more active in this and saying we’re actually going to make our membership reflect the world.”

Watch her candid interview in the video at the top of the page.