Place: New York City
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Watching: Orphan Black (I, V)
get to know me meme — [3/5] favorite movies: hairspray
↳ “Ever since we first saw the sun, a man and woman liked to shake it when the day is done. And so we’re gonna shake and shimmy it and have some fun today. Cause you can’t stop the motion of the ocean or the rain from above. They can try to stop the paradise that we’re dreamin’ of, but you’ll never stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay. Cause you can’t stop the beat.”
Do you remember the moment you wanted to be an actress, as a career? My first main job was [Lasse Hallström’s 2007 drama] Casanova, and I remember being in one of the taxi speedboats from Venice Airport flying over across the lagoon to be taken to the hotel to start production. And I was looking at Venice while riding out over the water and pinching myself, thinking, “Oh my god, I am actually being paid to be in this incredible city to act.” After three years of classical training, where we are told, in British drama schools at least, that we are going to sit in sawdust for years and years and years and see so much unemployment and we should prepare ourselves for the worst. The magic of Venice appearing out of the lagoon and me realizing, “I can actually do this as a job.” You just never take it for granted.Natalie Dormer for Vanity Fair.