‘I Just Kissed Him Goodbye’ Emma Thompson’s Moving Tribute to Her Close Friend Alan Rickman
As the world mourns the death of British stage and screen star Alan Rickman, one of his closest friends and frequent collaborators is grappling with the loss.
Emma Thompson, who appeared with Rickman in several films, including Love Actually, three Harry Potter films, Sense and Sensibility and 1998 crime thriller Judas Kiss said in a statement that saying goodbye to the 69-year-old Rickman was « painful. »
« Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye, » Thompson, 56, wrote. « What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was – his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. »