Emma Thompson may not be a first lady, but she played a first lady in "Primary Colors." At the opening of that movie at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this week, Thompson gave her unvarnished opinion of her role model and her role model's nemesis:

Hillary Clinton "is pretty amazing," said the actress. "One of the things we have to face up to is that sex and power have gone hand in hand for thousands of years. What is unusual about this situation is Ken Starr. The investigation is terrifying. I find Starr a terribly frightening figure. It is extraordinary the powers he has, this J. Edgar Hoover incarnation."- Leah Garchik