Scott Thomas Recalls Romanian Film

Kristin Scott Thomas is a multinational star in the literal sense: She was born in England, lives in France and appears in English, French and American movies.

But one of the films she's most proud of hasn't been widely seen in any of those places. The 1994 movie known to American audiences as "An Unforgettable Summer" was shot in Romania, and Scott Thomas spoke all her lines in the native language.

"The deal was they were going to dub me. ... But in the end they didn't bother because I was able to say it with enough conviction," the 41-year-old actress told The Associated Press.

"It's a great, great movie. Really great. ... You should rent it on video."

Scott Thomas didn't quite learn Romanian during the filming but she knew exactly what she was saying because she had all the lines translated into French, which she speaks fluently besides English.

She'd like to learn Italian "but I'm not brave enough." However' she adds' she can handle an Italian menu.

Scott Thomas is one of the stars in Robert Altman's new ensemble crime comedy, "Gosford Park."


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