gif : myrna loy

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“From the moment I read the script of Test Pilot, I knew that it was my greatest screen opportunity. Cast as the wife of a test pilot, I had a role of unusual range and sympathy. Here was a woman who lived under a constant shadow of fear for her husband’s safety. But she refused to let her worries get her down, meeting them with cheerfulness and persiflage. It was a challenge for me to strike the right tone in this part–to be gay without seeming callous, to make it clear that my quips in times of stress covered an inner tension.” – Myrna Loy