Actress Emma Thompson is all about her family. “Family is the center of everything for me,” she told The Guardian. “But family is about connection, not necessarily about blood ties. It’s about extended family—and extending family.”
She adopted her son Tindy, now 23, unofficially when he was 16, and started to spend time with her family, and was invited right into it. A former Rwandan child soldier, he was immediately and lovingly welcomed by the family. Tindy is now a postgraduate student with his own apartment, but on the weekends, Thompson and her husband Greg Wise are officially still regularly visited.