I love Audrey Hepburn. I just searched my blog and I have mentioned her in 7 posts. My adoration of her lead me to Breakfast at Tiffanys, which developed another love. I don’t know what it is about Holly Golightly that has me so entranced, but gee, I just can’t get enough of her, her weird accent or her crazy life. I’ve seen the movie numerous times and always discover a line I hadn’t heard before when I re-watch it. When I finally read the book last year, I loved the story even more. Then, I became a Truman Capote fan.
About 6 months ago I learned that Breakfast at Tiffany’s was coming to Broadway and I jumped out of my chair with joy! I mean, I realized I wouldn’t see Audrey performing on stage, but seeing the story brought to life on stage is something I CANNOT miss. Then, I found out that Emilia Clarke is playing Holly! If you don’t know her then you must not watch Game of Thrones. She plays THE khaleesi, her character is Daenerys Targaryen and she is awesome!!! It’s hard to imagine her as Miss Golightly, but she manages to pull it off.
Now, because I’m honest I have to say I did not love the play. It was good, it was accurate and I would see it again because I can’t get enough of this story apparently, but I don’t think everyone would like it. The storyline is hard to follow in the movie, but it’s more confusing on stage. Also, Holly’s character has a confusing accent, which I think Emilia imitates mostly well, but she adds an extra twang to it that make it even more difficult to understand. If you don’t know the story I imagine it would be difficult to keep up with the play.
I’m still so so happy I got to see the play because it closes THIS Sunday. I went home feeling fancy and having a sudden urge to wear pearls and dark shades, but instead of dressing up for myself at midnight, I stayed up re-reading parts of Audrey’s biography. Here are a few of my favorite Audrey quotes….
Alright, are you sick of me and Audrey yet? Enjoy your weekend everyone. I’ll be spending mine squeezing my nephew for the first time and possibly never letting him go!