From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady. (x)
so basically they name drop everyone in the film except for gugu mbatha-raw, who plays the title character
Oh, helllll no! The cover is just a picture of her. The book is about the real person she plays in the movie! But she can’t even be mentioned in the blurb.
This is MADDENING
goawaywithjae replied to your photoset “#tbt to Nutcracker tour Look at that fantastic split jump but also…”
Holy cow! I had no idea you were a ballerina! Gorgeous!
Thanks! Yup, I was in that semi-serious world for a while (classes six days per week, summer at Boston Ballet, performer with a small company). Growing up with very little money, it was important to me to make money, so I told myself I would go to college and then audition after, if I still wanted. My body didn’t really agree with that plan, though. I get back into taking classes every now and then, but it hurts too much (in several ways) to continue for very long. In a lot of ways, I’m better now than I was at the time of those pics, so that’s a bummer.