I was born with a fierce need for independence.
Take This Waltz (Dir. Sarah Polley)
“I wouldn’t say trying to differentiate, but I do feel like I wanted to explore what happens to a sexual relationship when you become very familiar with each other. Like, does it end the passion or can those two things exist? I’ve seen passion and familiarity co-exist, but it’s rare and it’s difficult. Because, in a strange way, a lot of romantic love and a lot of that passionate, honeymoon period is a lot about the mystery of the other, so what happens when that mystery goes away?
There’s this great line that Bette Davis says: “50 percent of a woman’s charm is mystery.” I think that’s not just women, I think it’s men too, and I think that we lose our charm to each other somewhat when we lose our mystery. So then what? And I think that’s the question that it’s hard for us to ask generally, “So then what?” It’s not a question we’re prepared for. We’re just supposed to find the person we’re in love with and settle down, and everything’s gonna be great, but it takes a lot of work, I think. It also involved being satisfied that things aren’t always going to be perfect. And that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the world.”
Michelle Williams and Luke Kirby. Take This Waltz( Sarah Polley)