Ralph Fiennes on Audrey Hepburn's Ability to Arouse

The Grand Budapest Hotel actor, who is one of the stars in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about his love of early Ingmar Bergman films, the movies that make him cry, and more. Ralph Fiennes wears his own clothes.

Released on 1/9/2015

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Starring: Ralph Fiennes

Transcript

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[Ralph] I do remember seeing,
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feeling very I think, almost aroused,
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by Audrey Hepburn as a young man, boy
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watching My Fair Lady for the first time.
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Something touched me, something
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in her beauty, her fragility, I mean but,
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that definitely was a cinematic crush.
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When I was on a film recently
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I watched a whole of early Ingmar Bergman films.
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Which are just fantastic, just brilliant.
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And a great film by him called Sawdust and Tinsel.
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They're a traveling circus
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who stop off in a town and it's a sort of thing
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with the dramas between the ringmaster and his girlfriend,
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and these marital upsets and ...
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It's about theater love, life, sex, poverty,
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everything's in it and it's fantastic.
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But I mean, it made me cry, yeah.
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Heavy on Rose, yeah,
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brilliant when she thinks her lover's come to see her,
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it's all in her head.
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That was a performance that really moved me.
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I cried.