Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert, Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Sasha Lane, photographed by Jack Davison for The New York Times ‘Great Performers’, December 2016.
“In an almost silent performance, Gladstone conveys a level of muted intensity wholly comparable to Liv Ullmann or early Hollywood icon Janet Gaynor. Her knack for carefully expressing a host of emotions through tiny details played across the face would make Julianne Moore proud. Gladstone possesses a strange majesty and remains in complete control of Jamie’s unruly feelings. Her eyes alight like magnetic fields as her voice slips with veiled excitement, signaling immense heartache through careful calibration. Her performance requires us to pay a great deal of attention to the detail and implication laid out across her expressive face, but the final result is a nothing less than a vigorously full-bodied creation.” — John Guerin
“I suppose it’s the cliché of when someone says, ‘Why climb Mt. Everest?’ Because it’s there, you know? I mean, there is no great reward without great risk. I think why I’m doing it is that I have this incredible opportunity that I’m so grateful for, to live my dreams…”