And as a reader, I can’t tell you all how thankful I am to read that an author I admire also sees what I saw throughout my journey of reading her books. That there was also a beautiful foundation for a healthy and loving romantic relationship between two characters that didn’t end up together in her finalized project.
I’M GOING TO DIE. IT CAN BE AMAZING. IT CAN ALSO BE A FAILURE. IT’S SHAKESPEARE, SHE’S FRENCH.
OMG OMG OMG OMGGGGGGGGGG *DEAD*
French actress Marion Cotillard has played her fair share of hard-headed women. From her Academy Award-winning turn as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose to Miranda in The Dark Knight Rises, the slight, beautiful actress has skilfully subverted feminine stereotypes onscreen. But now she is set to take on one of Shakespeareâs most complex female characters: Lady Macbeth.
I came home one day from school after being chased by kids singing “Yellow Submarine”, and I didn’t understand why. It just seemed surreal: why are they singing that song to me? I came home and I freaked out on my dad: ‘Why didn’t you tell me you were in The Beatles?’ And he said, ‘Oh, sorry. Probably should have told you that.’
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.