That’s DAME Emma Thompson to you.
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!”
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.”