Audrey Hepburn quotes
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.
She managed to achieve what actresses of much larger talent could not achieve. The native of Brussels, she was incomparable as Natasha Rostova in in the Italian-American film. Staged by the most brilliant of all the existing novels, based on a novel deeply Russian, she played her role so brilliant that became the favorite for Russian viewers. The most demanding, most strict connoisseurs of the novel “War and Peace” admired Audrey Hepburn.
So, when Audrey Hepburn first appears on the screen, she makes us feel the primacy of inner beauty. And the further the film goes, the more the different and surprisingly poetic facets of the heroine’s character the actress reveals to us.
The scene of Natasha’s first ball can be seen many times – and all the time you will get a full aesthetic pleasure. But there is no acute, intense drama, exceptional collisions, as there is no particularly advantageous for the actress’s actions. Rather, all that is happening – the visit to the ball, the invitation to dance, the waltz with Prince Andrew – is just a detail framing the inner “dialectic of the soul” of the heroine, waves of despair and hope, alternately rising up in the girl’s heart.
And when we see the face of Hepburn – Natasha on the whole screen, then it flashes on and on, goes out, comes in shadow or illuminates the ray of hope with her fresh, touching feelings. And when you think about her game at this moment, the word “artistic techniques” seems tactless. Tactless, because not the acting technique, but really the deepest emotions, sincere excitement, the very life that captured the whole essence of the actress, is now visible on the screen.
Hepburn has her own form of high professionalism – sincerity, spontaneity, and surprising plasticity of movements. And most importantly – the deepest conviction that on the stage you should not play, but live!