"Romeo & Juliet" Star Olivia Hussey Reflects On Almost Throwing Away Her Career And Relentlessly Fighting Breast Cancer
August 9, 2018 18:07
Many actors and actresses enter the film industry with a genuine passion for movies, while others crave fame and love, living in spotlight. Olivia Hussey is an example of a movie star who got turned off by the public attention immediately after finding success and struggled through years to try and focus strictly on the art of acting.
The innocence of a young mind
Olivia Hussey broke into fame with her portrayal of Juliet Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet (1968). Back then, she was a bright-eyed 16-year-old girl, who wasn't prepared for the sudden fame that dropped on her shoulders.
Deep inside, Olivia always knew she wanted to try on different characters, so the acting career was inevitable for her. As she told The Guardian: