my favorite part of every marvel movie is when someone big dies but not really. surprises me every time. i never see it coming when they inevitably turn up again alive & very much not actually dead. an incredible twist in all of the five movies they’ve done it in.
Okay, but it's not just about getting paid to prance around in a princess costume
Let me tell you a story. Once at a party, I had all the little girls sitting around me and I was asking them about their favorite parts of all the princess movies. The birthday girl was sitting next to me, and tells me, “Princess, your skin is the same color as mine.” I smile and agree, and try to move the game along, but she interrupts and says, “Your skin is brown and you’re a princess. It’s the same color as mine, but you’re a princess.”
“Well, if my skin is brown and your skin is brown, and I’m a princess, then you must be a princess too.” I tell her. And then I spent the next 10 minutes assuring all the black girls at the party that yes, they have lovely skin and yes, they can be princesses with me.
This happens at most of the parties I go to. I have had my arm stroked, my hair patted, my skin color commented on more times than I can remember. I am not simply hired out to entertain a bunch of cute little girls dressed in poofy skirts who want to play with a big girl in a poofier skirt. I am hired out because I am an affirmation. For these little black girls (and boys! I’ve dazzled a few of them too) Princess Tiana is proof that for once, they can be special BECAUSE of the color of their skin, not IN SPITE OF.
my favorite part in the power rangers movie was when Kim and Trini were eye fucking each other so hard and Alpha 5 was just like ‘what’s with the staring is this a human thing?’ he was on them gay vibes as quick as we were
Meeting you was like watching a movie that I’m uninterested with but, ended up being as my favorite. You were ordinary as I saw you for the first time. You entered the room wearing worn out pants, work-appropriate shirt and your gestures showed how nervous you were. I fell in love with your silent face. As time goes by, you introduced me to your paradise. And now, your smile is my favorite part of the day. You are the best scene that I’d watch all over again. You are a divine creation. I never thought I’d lay these eyes off of someone as I do, with you.
Meeting you was such a beautiful encounter. You don’t know how beautiful you are whenever you walk around the room, and you made me feel a little crazy when you smile back at me. Oh, you are clueless how it melts my heart every time and how you give chills right down to my spine. I know, you are wondering why I can’t look straight at your eyes whenever we talk. I just don’t want to exhaust every star that is forming inside. Because you are slowly becoming the universe to them.
Meeting you was something I’d be forever grateful. Your name is my favorite word, looking at you when you’re not looking at me is my favorite habit. Your voice creates lovely symphonies in my head. I haven’t seen such colors like yours before, and I’d be perfect if you paint my life with them. I don’t know if we have met somewhere in my deepest dreams, but I’m glad we met here. If this was a movie, you were my favorite part of it.
E.J. Cenita, Meeting you changed my perspective about curly hair
An actor in a movie or TV show gets given a script and takes that character given to them and performs that character. And some of them do it incredibly well, and some of them do the bare minimum, but all of them do.
And theatre actors don’t get that liberty, not if they want to be remembered. Theatre actors are taking a character that’s probably been seen a million times, who only has a set number of lines or songs, who fans probably feel like they know, and each new actor makes that character a little different, adds a little bit of them. Because if they don’t, the only thing that will change is the face, and that’s not the beauty of theatre. Theatre changes every time somebody new gets on stage, every time anything is changed.
Theatre actors take two passing words in a two act musical and add an entirely new layer. And that’s why people can look or listen to a single piece of a show and know who it is.
The difference between actresses’ “fiyeroooOOOOO” can let you know exactly who is playing Elphaba.
The different way Jack leans on the scaffold, the different sound Katherine makes in Watch What Happens, the simple difference in tone used in the delivery of a line.
Theatre actors take a given script and make it their own, and everybody’s character is different, no matter how many other people have played it.
The difference between Laura’s Zoe and an understudy’s Zoe, for example. Same songs, same lines, same costumes and lighting and mic and story, but the character feels entirely different because Laura’s Zoe is entirely different from any other version of Zoe.
Spinners end….one of the very few occasions JKR allows us to see Severus not only out of Harrys biased sight. Not just as the greasy git and rude Potions Professor. One of my favorite parts of all 8 movies and 7 books. Have a closer look how he is described there….in the book.
But once again, Alan Rickman as Severus shows us that huge difference in his inimitable manner.