‘Last Christmas’ Director Paul Feig on How Emma Thompson Convinced Him to Do Another Holiday Movie

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‘Last Christmas’ Director Paul Feig on How Emma Thompson Convinced Him to Do Another Holiday Movie
Paul Feig’s last Christmas movie, “Unaccompanied Minors,” wasn’t quite the success the director had hoped. In fact, he didn’t think he’d ever do another holiday movie — but when Emma Thompson sent him the script for “Last Christmas,” he knew he had to give it a shot.

“I did a Christmas movie 13 years ago for Warner Bros., which did not do well,” Feig told TheWrap laughing. “I was like, ‘I don’t need to do another one of those.’ But then Emma Thompson sent him the script out of the blue, and everyone knows whenever Emma sends you a script, you open it up.”

His heart sank when it was called “Last Christmas,”– he rightly feared a visit from the Ghost of Horrible Holiday Movies Past. But the minute he started reading the script, cowritten by Bryony Kimmings, he quickly realized it was much more than a cliché Christmas flick.
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