You might have spotted a rather conspicuous absence from America’s late-night show line-up. Women.
Well, Emma Thompson — who plays a late night show host in new film Late Night — has something to say about it.
Describing her character to Stephen Colbert — one of America’s many male late night hosts — Thompson said: “She’s a woman late-night talk show [host], so it’s basically science fiction.”
“Did you see the way I slipped that in, sneaky sneaky little political remark there from Dame Thompo,” she added.
“We don’t need politics in Late Night,” Colbert retorted.
But you probably could use the odd woman here and there, wouldn’t you agree?