the process is the artwork

I don’t want to be typecast. It’s awful to be typecast.

Interview with Emmanuelle Riva, lead actress of Hiroshima Mon Amour (Resnais, 1959):

“This is the first time I’ve ever played a woman, because in the theatre, I’m always given the role of young girls. Ingénues it seems to me.  They never want to see me play an adulteress. But this time I’m really an adulteress. I’m an emancipated woman. (…) I’m often told I should do this or that (…) it’s annoying and depressing to always play a certain role”

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