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Oscar winner Emma Thompson remains impressed with Minneapolis cultural scene

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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."

Thompson specifically made a trip to the Wild Rumpus bookstore, where she discussed "Nanny McPhee Returns" and the book version, which she also wrote.

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.

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