How stripping off to play Helen of Troy on the London stage changed the way I feel about my body
It’s October. It’s dusk. It’s the second week of rehearsals for The Trojan Women, a modern version of Euripides’ tragedy in which I’m greedily playing three different…
This is a completely awesome essay by Louise Brealey about getting naked on stage to play Helen of Troy. She has some wonderfully insightful things to say about body image, and also about acting (as both a craft and a business).
I use a tumblr tag reading “Brealey is our queen” for posts about Louise Brealey and/or Molly. I started using it partially as a joke because she is in many ways a Sherlock fangirl but she’s actually on the show. However, the tag just gets more and more accurate with everything I learn about her. She’s a feminist in word and deed. She’s funny, smart, and brave. And of course she’s beautiful. All the hearts to this woman.
This is wonderful.