To pull that trigger, you have to be sure. Yes, you investigate, analyze, assess, target. And then you have to look him in the eye, and you make the call. And all the drones, bugs, cameras, transcripts, all the surveillance in the world can’t tell you what to do next. A license to kill is also a license not to kill. - Spectre (2015)
He reminds me of one of those characters in old Greek theater who very explicitly state the philosophical dilemma at hand and put it in a way that feels in line with that character’s interests and voice. He speaks in broad themes and ideas: That’s what makes the character very theatrical and yet authentic. This is the kind of role actors really like to play because you don’t feel like it’s a problem if you color outside the lines. I can be as funny as I want to be in the context of my character behaving poorly, and I can be as sad as I want because the character’s also going through real internal conflict. Take it as far as you want and be as theatrical as you want to be – it’s all correct.
Jesse Eisenberg on Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
and then there’s the fact that evelyne brochu is one of the most brilliant actresses of our age.
her craft damn near requires slow motion because she’s capable of making her silence speak a thousand words, all in a split second.
i mean, just look at that face.
the smile fades so effortlessly, for a second there you have to remind yourself that this person was aware that cameras were pointed at her and she did the same thing approximately a dozen times over and over again.
and yet, the final result is a smile that comes so natural, it makes me believe that these are real events and delphine cormier is an actual human being living this situation real time as i’m witnessing it.
evelyne’s that good. she’s that much in control of her skills. you can’t just do this much with your face unknowingly, it’s conscious acting.
look at her eyes.
it’s so simple. so elegant. so full of lies. so obviously fake. delphine knows it. shay knows it. the viewers know it.
one facial expression and evelyne pushes me back into the abyss of wanting to solve delphine so badly, analyzing the smallest movements of the corners of her mouth and that heart wrenching sadness in her eyes as if they held the answers to the hardest questions of my life.
she does it so effortlessly. how many times did delphine have to pull this smile? in a less sensitive situation perhaps with more credibility… at this point it’s even canon characteristics: she’s dying inside but then again there’s that empty smile because “it’s fine”.
one god damn smile. three seconds of acting and i’m obsessed with the smallest details about delphine cormier.
that’s why evelyne brochu is one of the most brilliant actresses of our age, i rest my case.