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Hannah Gadsby on Meeting Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson's Emotional Reaction to Hannah Gadsby's Nanette Is So Relatable

Hannah Gadsby's Netflix comedy special, Nanette, is a study in vulnerability, which many have described as "a masterpiece", so it comes as little surprise that Emma Thompson is a fan. Hannah candidly discussed her meeting with the legendary actress on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, admitting that at first, she wasn't all too familiar with her work: "I knew she wore a bonnet in something." Upon meeting her, however, Hannah says Emma's lack of "reading the room" meant that the two shared a deep, teary embrace — later followed by a rather interesting first text.

Nanette covers topics including toxic male behaviour, a conversation Emma has also explored when addressing the Harvey Weinstein scandal as a "crisis in masculinity". Watch the video on the emotional encounter above, then relive Nanette on Netflix now.

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