Katharine Hepburn was sensational as a person as well as an actress. She was thoughtful, she cared about everybody, she talked to all the crew, she always welcomed people. She looked after everyone. She was - I don’t know, a mother, in a sense. She was a great star, a great actress, but she embraced everyone on the set and made it a joy to be there with her and work. O’Toole, I remember as just a fantastic kind of spitfire. When he got going, the air would tremble and crackle, and oh, he was so exciting. - Timothy Dalton
365 Film Challenge
#19 — The Lion in Winter (1968) ★★★★☆
We are the origins of war: not history’s forces, nor the times, nor justice, nor the lack of it, nor causes, nor religions, nor ideas, nor kinds of government, nor any other thing. We are the killers. We breed wars. We carry it like syphilis inside. Dead bodies rot in field and stream because the living ones are rotten. For the love of God, can’t we love one another just a little - that’s how peace begins. We have so much to love each other for. We have such possibilities, my children. We could change the world.
Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine | The Lion in Winter (1968)
“We were filming one day and I kept her waiting on set because I was still in my caravan, playing cards. A couple of hours later, I went to see her and gave her a present to say I was sorry for keeping her waiting. She stormed in and shouted: “You are a real nut and I’ve met some nuts in my day.” And then she hit me. She said:”Don’t worry, pig. I only hit the people I love.”
- Peter O’Toole on his relationship with Katharine Hepburn (x)