Emma Thompson Talks Damehood With Colbert And Teases Him Over The Lack Of Female Late-Night Hosts

That’s DAME Emma Thompson to you.

On Tuesday, the British actress appeared on Global’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and talked about receiving her damehood last year from Prince William.

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As she explained, the ceremony didn’t involve a sword, which she said was “not fair,” and left her husband unhappy.

“If you get a knighthood, your wife or person who lives with you becomes ‘Lady So-and-so’,” she told Colbert. “But the husband doesn’t get anything. So I’m Dame Emma, and he’s just plain old Greg Meh-bleh. So he’s not pleased. Plus, I wear the badge in bed and it’s sharp!”

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Later in the interview, Thompson talked about her character in the new film “Late Night”.

“She’s a woman late-night talk show [host], so it’s basically science fiction,” she teased. “Did you see the way I slipped that in, sneaky little political remark there from Dame Thommo?”

Colbert joked in response, “We don’t need politics in late night.”

Tune in to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, weeknights at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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