Monday, 1 July 2013

Playing bad girls is a bore

"Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time; it isn't natural."

"Playing good girls in the '30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress."

"Life is too full of events of great importance. That is more absorbing and enriching than a fantasy life. I don't need a fantasy life as once I did. That is the life of the imagination that I had a great need for. Films were the perfect means for satisfying that need."

"Lots of lovely things have happened to me in my long life, but I never dreamed that I would ever be designated a 'legend'."

Olivia de Havilland (born 1st July 1916)

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