“Sometimes I look at Kelli O’Hara and I think all the girls in the fairy tales were based on her. She’s beautiful. She’s funny. She’s smart. She sings like nobody on the planet. She dances like Ginger Rogers— I don’t even think she knew that, but she does. She’s been in nine Broadway shows. She’s been nominated for five Tony Awards. She has an amazing husband, two wonderful children, and makes a mean grits casserole. She’s performed in everything from South Pacific to King Lear to our own The Bridges of Madison County, this season. She’s appeared with the New York Philharmonic, been on Sex and the City, performed at Carnegie Hall, and three times at the Kennedy Center Honors, But here’s the deal, folks: Kelli O’Hara is no princess. Bart Sher says that what makes Kelli so spectacular is that she is a woman on stage. She brings a woman’s understanding and emotion to every part she plays. She will not let a word or a lyric get by her that isn’t right. And when everything is right, she falls into your arms and you cannot imagine ever being loved by anybody else.”
Happy 41st Birthday to the best there is, Kelli O’Hara!
also the fact that mon-el tries to convince kara to run away and leave the planet that is her home of 13 years, the home of her family, and the place she has sworn to protect all in the name of ~being together~ and ~true love~ is some pretty damn gross bullshit and i’m astounded that the writers and the karamels continue to try to portray this as romantic when in reality A) it’s isolating and creepy and B) it goes against everything kara stands for and C) like. it’s gross. that bears repeating