sg: i know you have more affection for infinite than anyone else, but can you please express it? don’t just be obsessed with kimchi stew, fedoras, and flannel shirts, but can you please obsess over infinite too?
Moshoodat Sanni, a 24-year-old make up artist, has created a wonderful photoset showcasing black beauty. Sanni told BuzzFeed News “We [black women] are all beautiful in our own forms: This project is a representation of personal beauty.” [x]
David Tennant as Romeo in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet (2000)
David Tennant on playing Romeo: What I remember particularly about Romeo and Juliet is that people expect a chocolate-box love story. I think that’s what people imagine that story is, even though they know it’s tragic and it doesn’t end happily. They’re expecting some great essay on love. I don’t think that’s what the play is. Romeo and Juliet spend remarkably little time together and, when they are on stage together, the longest chunk of time you see them interacting with each other is the balcony scene, where the very definition is that they can’t touch, they can’t be together, there’s a physical and emotional barrier between them. I think the play is about all sorts of things, but I don’t know really that it is about love. That’s one of the things that you have to get over when playing Romeo, because if you come to the play thinking, ‘I’ve come to play a great lover’, that’s not a very helpful place to start. The play is as much about society and the politics of the world they’re in as it is the meditation on love which people expect.
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