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Emma Thompson Looks SO Different All of a Sudden–and Her Explanation Will Make You Cheer

Remember Emma Thompson from that Christmas classic Love Actually? We thought she was gorgeous then (even though rumor has it she wore extra body padding during filming to make her look more matronly!). But boy, does she look DAZZLING now.

A few months ago at the premiere of Bridget Jones’s Baby, Thompson debuted a hot new haircut and a svelte, slimmed down physique. Between her new ‘do and her eye-catching red ensemble, we swear she’s never looked better!

Emma Thompson weight loss (Getty Images)

Beautiful, right?

But it’s what she told PEOPLE about her weight loss that has us really cheering. Thompson revealed she’s gone down two dress sizes, while continuing to enjoy her daily glass of wine and eating “cheesy wotsits.” (Confession: We’re not sure what those are, but they sound good!)

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The actress, 57, gave all the credit to her trainer, Louise Parker, for helping her drop the weight in a manageable way.

“Louise is the only one out there I trust–she’s not holier than thou, yet somehow miraculously gets my reluctant arse into gear. I love that her method is NOT a diet — and is genuinely sustainable… She toughens me up without driving me round the bend with kale juice and the more depressing style of sprout,” Thomspon said in a press release for Parker’s new cookbook The Louise Parker Method: Lean for Life.

Sounds like a book we’ll need to check out! In the meantime, we’ll be applauding Thompson for looking just plain fabulous at 57.


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