Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Random Thoughts and Musings

What a sad day. The amazing actress Natasha Richardson has passed away. Her skills in acting always amazed me, particularly in Nell, with her husband Liam Neeson, and in the remake of The Parent Trap, as odd as that may seem. She was also stunningly real in the movie Patty Hearst. My heart goes out to her husband and two sons. What an awful thing. She was just 45 and died after a skiing accident. Horrible.

I have had loved ones that are ill lately, and it has been tough, but losing a healthy person suddenly is the worst. The fact that Richardson leaves two teenage boys makes it even sadder. As a member of the Redgrave/Richardson movie dynasty, her absence will be felt onscreen and more importantly, off.

On that note, I will take my leave. I was going to talk about other things, but I just don't feel like it now. Take care!


Melchior del DariƩn said...

Yes -- hearing about this bummed me out, too. (And I had the same thought about her role in the likeable remake of the Parent Trap.)

Heidi Meeley said...

Melchior, I am still very sad about Richardson's passing. She was a wonderful actress who let her work do the talking, rather than become a tabloid fixture. She and Liam Neeson had two beautiful boys and a happy life. It is truly awful.