Who would have thought that actress Emma Thompson, from the box office hit “Beauty and the Beast”, could have potentially been the first lady? In a recent interview with a Swedish TV show, the actress who plays Mrs. Potts in the movie, tells the story about the time she was asked out by President Trump.
According to the Oscar-winning actress, Trump called her while she was filming a movie. She was in her trailer on the set of “Primary Colors” in Hollywood, when the phone rang in her trailer.
“The phone rings in my trailer, which it’s never done before.” When she picked up the phone she would have never imagined it was Donald Trump on the other end.
“I lift up the phone. ‘Hi, it’s Donald Trump here.’ I said, ‘Really? Well, can I help you?’”
“He said, ‘Yeah, I wonder if I could offer you some accommodation in one of my Trump Towers. They’re really comfortable.’ And I said, ‘Why are you offering me somewhere to stay, in my trailer?’” Thompson said.
Thompson recalls Trump’s reply to her question:
“I think we would get on very well, maybe we could have dinner sometime.”
Thompson had never actually met Trump in person, and considering she had just finalized her divorce, she felt a little unsure if she was ready to start dating again:
“I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was on my own and I just said, ‘OK, well, um, I’ll get back to you.’”
However, Thompson did not get back to Trump, and Trump went on to met Melania later that year.
Thompson told the foreign T.V. show she wishes she had said yes to that date. “I wish I had [accepted].” “Think of the stories!”
Funny thing is, the film Thompson was working on when Trump asked her out, “Primary Colors”, was based on the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski scandal, and Thompson was playing a character modeled after Hillary Clinton. So maybe it’s a good thing Thompson and Trump never went on a date.
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