By Mandi Bierly
Updated December 20, 2019 at 02:57 AM EST
Credit: Laurie Sparham

It occurred to me recently, as I was the youngest person in a showing of Last Chance Harvey by 20 years, easy, that Emma Thompson has the power to destroy me. If you’re a fan of her bedroom scene in Love, Actually, you’ll find the bathroom scene in Harvey nearly as crushing. Trust me. (Even if you’re under 50.)

Someone okay it was Vanessa Marcil once told me that the first rule of acting is this: If you see someone who you know is upset and they’re trying to be strong, you actually end up feeling more for them than you would if they were a blubbering mess. Thompson is a master. In fact, I’m willing to say THE reigning master. Agree? Or, is there another actress (or actor, they can cry, too) that wounds you? Share the scenes that got you.

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