Emily Mortimer is currently promoting her new television show 'Doll & Em', and she was a guest on the Chelsea Lately show to shill the new gig. Although the interview started out focused on the new show, it quickly turned to the topic of Emily's 'hot mess' mother.
Emily explains, "My mum is awesome. Very brilliant but is, yeah, kind of a hot mess...She starts smoking at about 8 in the morning and finishes at about 2 the next morning. And she drinks a couple of bottles of wine a night."
Emily added that she herself has quit smoking, but that she loves smoking and she loves people who smoke. She also joked about her mother's refusal to believe that smoking in Central Park [NYC] is illegal, explaining, "Apparently Queen Victoria, when they made the law against homosexuality, didn't believe that lesbians existed. So there was never a law passed against women being together, only against men being together. And my mum is like Queen Victoria about smoking in Central Park. She's like, this just doesn't make sense. Of course I should be able to smoke in Central Park."
A great anecdote, and one that reveals Emily's personality without giving away too many details about her private life. Of course, we already know she used to smoke, and it's always great to hire interesting stories about a celebrity's family and personal life, so long as it doesn't infringe on their rights in any way.
Emily's new show, Doll & Em, has already been getting strong reviews, so we can probably expect to see Emily making more press rounds within the next couple of weeks.