Joanna Lumley (Patsy Stone) Urges The UK's Young Women To 'Stop Looking Like Trash And Getting Drunk'
"It’s not me being a snob about it. It's not me being an old woman talking to young women, its just standard practice for how our species should behave. Don’t behave badly.
Photo of Joanna and Leonardo DiCaprio kissing on the set of Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Wolf of Wall Street:"
Patsy never looked like trash - she was always impeccably dressed and coiffed.
Tiny little wasp breaths
Wow, she's not even hiding how badly she and Jennifer Saunders are NOT getting along these days.
She's been encouraging young ladies to class it up for a few years now. She started off being her polite and tactful self, but lately she's realized a more pointed approach is required.
Where did you hear that, r4? Jennifer rescued Joanna from what would've been a sad decline into obscurity. Joanna was only known for her beauty, and it was fading. It took Jennifer sensing her comic potential, to make her a far bigger star than she'd ever been.
She was just praising Saunders. Shut up.
She doesn't need the competition.
I keed, I keed.
I think she's fabulous.
Joanna Lumley is one of only a small handful of people who can do no wrong in my book I love love love her.
Was Saunders "roasting" her at this event? Then I apologize, I misunderstood this paragraph:
[quote] "To see those kinds of people talking so generously about me - excluding Ms Saunders!
But those "making of" Ab Fab videos show a very different vibe between them, and Joanna seems very wary of JS in them.
She isn't Patsy Stone- it's a character she played.
Lumley has always struck me as a decent person with insight and empathy. Saunders seems a little too like her character in Absolutely Fabulous but trashier.
Joanna is a classy, inteligent, funny, wittty, wise woman.
Her advice applies to both women and men.
And R9 is right...she can do no wrong in my book as well. There are just some people and things in life that the British do better than anyone else. Joanna Lumley is one of the best.
Actually Saunders has said Saffy's rants represent her (Jennifer's) thoughts on the given subject, so Jennifer is more like Saffy than Edina, at least intellectually and morally.
AbFab is most likely over. She has nothing to lose.
R13, she never said that. Lumley confirmed the Ab Fab movie yesterday, and was all cheery about Jennifer, and how she can't wait to step into Patsy's shoes again.
Joanna trashed Britain's youth two years ago. She said they were dumb, among other things.
Yes she did r15, on the commentary of one of the dvds. You think you know every last thing Jennifer Saunders has said? And why would you consider it such an unlikely thing for her to say, that you'd make your little snippy comment?
[quote]Joanna Lumley has also appeared on the last run of ITV1's Parkinson as a guest, on 27 October 2007, discussing the subject of young girls across the UK and how they need to behave better if they hope to be successful. She was asked to write the introduction to a re-edition in November 2007 of the book called 'The Magic Key To Charm' written by the pioneering female journalist Eileen Ascroft. This is a book of tips to women, first written by Ascroft in 1938 about how to be glamorous. "I thought it was absolutely enchanting, it's how young women were told how to behave in the old days and I think it might be just coming back for a bit of a revival," she explained in the interview.
[quote]"Because, I have to say I adore our young ones and I think we have got some of the prettiest and loveliest girls in the world but I think sometimes the behaviour gets a bit bad and I think the girls let themselves down. They are so pretty and so lovely but they should behave better, I think, then they will be more successful."
Jo loves Jenn. Jenn sent a huge check to Jo's Gurkhas cause and it really bowled her over.
They seem really chill and warm together here... starts about 8:30... dates from 2011.
[quote] 'Don't get drunk, don't be sick in the gutter and don't stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight': Joanna Lumley warns girls they are putting themselves at risk of rape
That's the truth. It shouldn't be like that, but it is.
Oh yes. And you can never have enough shoes or hats or gloves.
A nation of drunks. Don't know why she singled out the young women.
"'Don't get drunk, don't be sick in the gutter and don't stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight': Joanna Lumley warns girls they are putting themselves at risk of rape."
Why doesn't she admonish men who'll rape drunk women instead?
Brits - men and women - think getting "paralytic" is a sign of sophistication. Watch the British news for a year and you'll notice how regularly young girls disappear (and turn up murdered) after "leaving the pub and walking home".
Pity that Lumley's is the only voice speaking up about this.
Do you mean accessories, Patsy at r26?
Am I bovvered though? I ain't even bovvered!
Oi! Shop girl!
In particular, she criticises “laddish” young women who drink so much they end up being “sick in the gutter” and put themselves at risk of being “robbed or raped”.
She says: “Don’t look like trash, don’t get drunk, don’t be sick down your front, don’t break your heels and stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight. This is bad. It’s not me being a snob about it. It's not me being an old woman talking to young women, its just standard practice for how our species should behave. Don’t behave badly.
“I promise you it is better to look after yourself properly, which means behave properly, be polite, be on time, dress properly – I don’t mean dully – but don’t be sick in the gutter at midnight in a silly dress with no money to get a taxi home, because somebody will take advantage of you, either they’ll rape you, or they’ll knock you on the head or they’ll rob you.”
Ms Lumley says it is “something in our society” that causes young women to behave badly, rather than the young women themselves. “[It could be] to keep up the laddish thing which makes you look funkier,” she said. Whatever it is, she doesn't believe they are being true to themselves.
The words seem strange coming from a woman that has made her name playing the life of a frequently drunk Patsy Stone, who in Absolutely Fabulous, became synonymous for falling out of taxis onto the pavement, blind drunk.
“Patsy is a detestable character,” she says. “I really loathe it.”
Lumley, who also believes women should stop going out in "practically nothing", said she does not condone raucous behaviour in young boys either, but that girls are more vulnerable and had to be aware of “predators” on the streets.
“Girls used not to get legless and now they do, and so I think that’s a trend which we should pull back from.”
Lumley, who describes herself as a "lioness" looking after younger lion cubs, says it's her duty to say something about how the young ones behave.
"I am now an old lioness, if I see my young ones getting out of order, I've got to be able to say to them this is not how lions behave. This is not right."
At this point in the interview I am starting to think about all those silly, drunken nights I had as a 19 year-old at university. Surely many teenagers and young people who act like this don't mean anything by it, and will grow up eventually.
Sure enough, she looks at me and says, "you don't do that do you?"
I decide I cannot lie to Joanna Lumley and say that I used to (the therapy continues). I hasten to add I don't do it anymore.
"So you've grown up," she smiles, joking that "university is a place where you get given money to go and be sick in the gutter". Phew, I thought I'd lost her.
"A lot of this is about attitude. We in this country, have it all. We're safe. We have free education, police who on the whole, look out for us. You go to Srinagar [the Indian state where she was born] and they don't have it all. But on the other hand, maybe they have closer family links and someone loves them more dearly.
"I don't know what having it all is. To anybody outside, I've certainly had it all. And to myself, I've more than had it all because I've been taught to read, so whatever I don't know about I can read about. I've been taught to put other people first, which makes you happy, if you don't do that you'll never be happy."
HEY YOU WHIPPERSNAPPERS GET OFF MY LAWN!
I so loved how when someone would insult Patsy, she'd say "Cheers", with that look on her face! That really cracked me up.
I can't believe it took until R23!
Our interview returns to this underlying theme; that humans should take responsibility for their own actions, that they should embrace being themselves but also learn to put others – and the world's resources – first, to enable them to continue to do that.
"I don't think we're taught enough that we are in sole control of ourselves, it isn't anybody else's job to look after us, it's our job," she says.
When I ask her what a happy life looks like, she says, simply: "It looks like now, here." She continues: "If you make it 'now', if now is glorious and now is fabulous, just see how lovely it is. It's a discipline. Make yourself be happy, and then funnily enough, you'll be happy."
With that, our 20 minutes is up and Lumley is whisked off to several other meetings, presumably with journalists, to spread the word about the M&S Shwopping campaign and why it's important. And if I know anything about this remarkable woman by now, she'll also spread the word about how to embrace life and all the things it throws at you.
[quote]The words seem strange coming from a woman that has made her name playing the life of a frequently drunk Patsy Stone, who in Absolutely Fabulous, became synonymous for falling out of taxis onto the pavement, blind drunk.
That was Edina. Patsy could always hold her sauce.
[quote]Yes she did [R15], on the commentary of one of the dvds. You think you know every last thing Jennifer Saunders has said? And why would you consider it such an unlikely thing for her to say, that you'd make your little snippy comment?
I know more about her than you do.
What she has always said is that all the monologues are her. She sees herself as both left wing and a right wing Facist.
Also, a lot comes from Ruby Wax.
Jennifer Saunders takes part in fox hunts with her daughter. She says she (Jennifer) grew up fox hunting.
I abhor people like this.
They claim the hunts are "chemical," but a real fox is invariably routed out by the dogs and killed.