Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Natasha Richardson 1963-2009

I don’t intend to write about every death that occurs in the Hollywood sphere, but I find that as I get older and as I become more entrenched in the makings of that world the deaths are hitting me harder.

Today Natasha Richardson passed away unexpectedly after a minor accident, she was 45. While I may not have seen the bulk of Richardson’s films she was on my radar because she was fabulous in all of the movies I did see her in, she had a genuinely pure charisma that carried through to her public persona and she was a devoted wife to husband Liam Neeson and mother to her boys. Richardson was among the Hollywood elite because of her talent and her parentage, and she made it all look effortless.

I am intending to see more of her films so I can truly see in full what I only saw in glimpses. My prayers and condolences go out to her entire family.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So surprised that she never became as well-known as some of her contemporaries but maybe now that she's gone more people will appreciate her and her work.

Like Adam said, she was always good at playing smart, confident, attractive, and down to Earth women when so many actresses come off as showy or arrogant when trying to play that.