Although she didn't have much time to spend here, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson says Minnesota left a huge impression on her when she came to visit in 2010.
"I was there when I was promoting the last 'Nanny McPhee' movie around the United States. I loved it there. I loved Minneapolis," Thompson told me in a recent interview for her new film, "Beautiful Creatures."
And true to an author's words, Thompson said you should never judge a book by its cover.
"When I was there, I was thinking, 'My God, America is so interesting.' We British tend to homogenize it our heads, but every state and city is so different -- and the cultural life of Minneapolis is so extraordinary," Thompson said.
Thompson plays two roles in "Beautiful Creatures" a supernatural romance thriller that opens in theaters Valentine's Day. See the trailer for the movie below.