Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de Havilland breaks silence on sibling rivalry as she turns 100
Timelessly elegant at 100: Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de Havilland celebrates milestone birthday and finally canada goose outlet ottawa breaks silence on Golden Age of Hollywood’s most infamous sibling rivalryThe actress has disclosed her true feelings about her late sister Joan FontaineBoth sisters were nominated for an Academy Award in 1942Fontaine, who was then the lesser known sister, won for Suspicion while de Havilland had been nominated for Hold Back the DawnRivalry dates back to their childhood which included ‘savage’ physical fightsDe Havilland refers to the late Fontaine as ‘Dragon Lady’While she is losing her sight and hearing, she remains in otherwise good heath and lives in ParisShe reveals why she went for the role of Melanie Hamilton from Gone With The Wind, and not Scarlett O’HaraBy
canada goose uk shop Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 on Friday, has finally broken her silence on Hollywood’s most famous sibling rivalry. canada goose uk shop
The actress is one of the last living remnants of Hollywood’s Golden Age and has now disclosed her true feelings about her late sister Joan Fontaine, revealing that she calls her ‘Dragon Lady.’
Posing on a chaise longue in a demure black dress in her Saint James Paris residence, the still glamorous two time Oscar winner quipped that only ‘the pearls are fake,’ before she agreed to answer more detailed questions canada goose outlet usa via email her preferred mode of communication because of her failing hearing and vision.
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canada goose uk outlet ‘A feud implies continuing hostile conduct between two parties. I cannot think of a single instance wherein I initiated hostile behavior,’ she said. canada goose uk outlet
‘But I can think of many occasions where my reaction to deliberately inconsiderate behavior was defensive,’ she added.
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‘All the animus we’d felt toward each other as children, the hair pullings, the savage wrestling matches, the time Olivia fractured my collarbone, all came rushing back in kaleidoscopic canada goose outlet nyc imagery,’ she wrote.
Canada Goose Outlet ‘My paralysis was total. I felt Olivia would spring across the table and grab me by the hair. I felt age 4, being confronted by my older sister. Damn it, I’d incurred her wrath again!’ Canada Goose Outlet
De Havilland went on to win two Oscars for To Each His Own in 1947 and for The Heiress in 1950, but that apparently didn’t warm her to her younger sibling. After her 1947 win, Fontaine came forward to congratulate de Havilland and was rebuffed. De Havilland’s publicist said at the time: ‘This goes back for years and years, ever since they were children.’
De Havilland has mainly kept her silence on her version of events, but called the memories of her sister ‘multi faceted, varying from endearing to alienating.’
‘On my part, it was always loving, but sometimes estranged and, in the later years, canada goose discount uk severed,’ she said, succinctly.
‘Dragon Lady, as I eventually decided to call her, was a brilliant, multi talented person, but with an astigmatism in her perception of people and events which often caused her to react in an unfair and even injurious way,’ she said.
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‘If Dragon Lady were alive today (for my birthday), out of self protection I would maintain my silence!’ she declared, canada goose outlet michigan revealing perhaps that not everything has been forgiven.
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‘Scarlett did not interest me’: Olivia (pictured centre) with Vivien Leigh (right) and Hattie McDaniel (left). The actress says she didn’t audition to play O’Hara because was drawn to the more ‘traditional’ role of O’Hara’s sister in law Melanie
canada goose black friday sale Though age related macular degeneration has damaged her vision, the centenarian is still able to read black and white printed text clearly and answer written interview questions. canada goose black friday sale
She climbs stairs every day in her luxurious Paris residence, and linked the secret to her longevity to three L’s: ‘love, laughter, and learning.’
Revisiting one of canada goose jacket outlet uk her most famous roles, de Havilland explained why she went for the role of Melanie Hamilton from Gone With The Wind, and not Scarlett O’Hara that many top actresses were vying for.
‘Scarlett did not interest me as she epitomized the ‘New Woman’ who was self sustaining, like myself. Melanie, on the other hand, was more traditional,’ she explained.
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De Havilland has the City of Light to thank for canada goose premium outlet happiness and calls Paris ‘a marvelous development in my life.’
‘By 1951, television had already made such inroads on the income garnered by motion picture companies that the Golden Era which had prevailed until then was beginning to disintegrate. And by 1953, it had come to an end. Hollywood was a dismal, tragic place,’ she said.