Sean Maguire on Robin/Regina.
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It seems enormously patronizing to me. Just the sort of annoying tune you’d have playing in your themed park, I daresay. All giddy and carefree, encouraging children to face the world unarmed. All they need is a spoon and some sugar, and a brain full of fluff and they’re equipped with life’s tools. Wonderful !
Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see? Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distance drums? It is the future that we bring when tomorrow comes!
Ava Gardner in Whistle Stop, 1946
Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins (1964)
Meryl Streep, 1989 (that time when she forgot the baby bottle in a pocket at a premiere)
Yul Brynner wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of The King of Siam in The King & I (1956)
Originally, Yul Brynner was so against playing the part that he came in so angry to the audition that Roger & Hammerstein knew he was the perfect man for the role. He played the role of the King of Siam 4,235 times on stage and once on screen and is the only actor to win both an Oscar and Tony Award for playing the same role.
1970s cinema divas.
Like father like daughter.
"Could she sing? Could she ever; the performance was by virtually all measures a triumphant one. Scuttling around the stage with a variety of silly walks, jabbering in a perfect cockney accent, and singing with impressive range and assurance (some more careful, less characterful stretches in her higher range notwithstanding), she put a lively personal stamp on the role." (x)