No dis intended. The laughter comes from delight and awe at how well DiCaprio and Danes pull off the trick. These babes from the TV woods — he started in Growing Pains; she emerged in My So—Called Life — fill their classic roles with vital passion, speak the Elizabethan verse with unforced grace, find the spirited comedy of the play without losing its tragic fervor and keep their balance when the audacious Australian director Baz Luhrmann Strictly Ballroom hurls them into a whirlwind of hardball action, rowdy humor and rapturous romance.
Commence wetness, double entendre intended. Our teacher, Mr. H, allowed us to watch the movie only after obtaining signed permission slips from our parents, due to the fact that year-olds like myself were not technically old enough to watch movies with PG ratings.
Saw this in school in ireland. What a surprise and the teachers were shocked and ran out of the room to have a meeting. I believe she was 18 by the time the movie was released.
I like pretending to be a nun. Maybe if I was an actress, I could pretend to be a nun and still be me. After Romeo and Juliet — which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year — turned her and co-star Leonard Whiting into international idols, she went on to play both the Virgin Mary and Mother Teresa. Her husband of 29 years, David Eisleyheaded a Sunset Strip metal band when they met in the 80s.
Actress Olivia Hussey, who shot to stardom in the film 'Romeo and Juliet,' spoke to Fox News about filming her controversial nude scene when she was just 16 years-old. And they had come from all over the world. But it was the experience of a lifetime really.
The scene opens with a brawl on the streets of Verona between servants from the affluent Montague and Capulet households. While attempting to stop the fight, Benvolio Romeo's cousin is drawn into the fray by Tybalt, kinsman of the Capulets. The fight rapidly escalates as more citizens become involved and soon the heads of both households appear on the scene.
The following article originally appeared in the September 6, issue of Entertainment Weekly. His lovely Juliet, played by Claire Danes, is over a bout with the flu that caused production to close for a few days, but her mother, who came down to Mexico to be with her, is just getting out of the hospital with pneumonia. The director, year-old Baz Luhrmann, whose novel idea it was to do Shakespeare in sharkskin, set amid the baroque grime of Mexico City, is sitting in Chapultepec Park, a tissue in one hand and a bottle of vitamin C in the other.
A storm rages in Verona. Juliet lies awake in her bedroom. Downstairs, Fulgencio and Gloria Capulet accept flowers from Paris, and dissuade him from visiting Juliet upstairs in her grieving state. Romeo climbs through Juliet's bedroom window and embraces her in a kiss.
Numerous other actresses who have since gone on to become famous were also seen. But Natalie was actually hired and even filmed some scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio. In a interviewNatalie explained: "It was a complicated situation and it had to do with at the time I was 13 and Leonardo was 21 and it wasn't appropriate in the eyes of the film company or the director Baz [Luhrmann]. And it was kind of a mutual decision that it just wasn't going to be right at the time and I think the film came out really, really beautifully and Claire Danes did a really, really beautiful job.