The Making of Romeo and Juliet

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Fond memories for me to say the least! Moments with Franco, Leonard & company while we prepared and eventually started shooting R&J. I was always aware there was a camera filming our every move and here is a little evidence. I was not imagining it! I hope you enjoy it.

Love and light! Olivia

327 Comments

  • Olivia

    Well Doug I Thsnk both you and your wife for such a nice compliment????Stay well and keep watching movies,love and light Olivia xxx

  • Olivia

    Hello sweet Julie thank you for your message????I hope you’re well and I send you love and light,Olivia xxx

  • Olivia

    Hello Navya thank you for your sweet message it is always lovely to hear that someone has enjoyed a piece of work I have done????Follow your dream and have fun doing it!if I followed your blog I would have to follow everyone that has asked me.. I do not do that. But I wish you luck in your drama pursuits and in your life!love and light,Olivia xx

  • Geraldine

    Happens to be on TV tonight and also at a festival in our capital. Remember watching it as a young teebn!

  • undiscoveredgirl01

    Hey! Could you please reply to my message?
    THANK YOU.

  • Olivia

    Dear Debra .. Well you just made my day .. Thank you????????????????❤️And thank you for being a teacher … Good teachers help change the world????❤️Love and light Olivia X

  • undiscoveredgirl01

    Hey Olivia! I am 14, and I study in a boarding school in Mussorie, India. I am a Grade 8 student .. We were reading-Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and my teacher showed my your movie. It is totally amazing. We haven’t finished it yet, but you are an amazing actress, and a lovely woman. You have come a long way in acting ! You inspire me so much- Drama’s my dream and it’s my favourite thing to do- You only made my love go further, above and beyond! I really hope that you reply to this and please share your thoughts! I am very excited to see your posts- I just made a new blog and it’ll lovely if you follow me! Thank you! Hope to get your reply soon.

  • Julie Park

    Hello Olivia! This is my first time writing a comment to you.
    I have always been your fan for twenty years since I first saw the movie!
    Thank you for being such a great woman 🙂

  • Doug Ellington

    Hello Olivia and Happy Birthday! My wife and I were recently discussing what movies we have seen the most times over the years, and I told her that Romeo and Juliet was right up there at the top of my list! Thank you so very much for being such an image of beauty in my life!

  • Juan

    I fell in love with you when I saw you in Romeo and Juliet????????

  • Olivia

    Dear Debra,well your message made my day thank you????I am. Rey proud to have been a part of a film that will always be relevant!!A film about pure love????I send you love and light,Olivia xxx

  • Olivia

    Dear Samantha????Thank you for your lovely message it means a lot to me.. And I never tire of hearing how much people enjoy our Romeo&Juliet thank you????Love and light Olivia xxPs… Teachers are wonderful when they are good they help to mold the future!

  • Debra Cooper

    Dear Olivia,

    One of my freshmen English students at Lower Richland High School (Cola. SC), Auston, arrived at my class yesterday afternoon so excited- he showed me your response to his comments on your website. How wonderful!!! I used your blog as a teaching moment by pulling up your webpage on the Smartboard and reading the exchange between you and Auston. My class was thrilled to see a direct connection between their reading of Shakespeare, the Zeffirelli production, and your perfect portrayal of Juliet. We also looked at your photos depicting your career and the material relating to Romeo & Juliet. It made for a great lesson!

    Sidebar- when my daughter Madeline tried out for her school’s production of the modern treatment/twist on the timeless play, Allison William’s Drop Dead,Juliet! I told her about your impeccable performance as Juliet and advised her to channel that combination of energy, genuineness, grace, and beauty into her audition. The result: she earned the role!!!

    Thank you for a performance that remains the quintessential Juliet and for responding to my student’s comments. He will never forget it, neither will I!

  • Samantha Summers

    Olivia, being an 18 year old girl myself I have been enchanted by you and Leonard’s portrayal of Romeo and Juliet for years. I am currently in college studying to become an English teacher, and I am so excited to show my future class your work. I remember seeing it for the first time in 9th grade English, and how I thought “she is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen!” about you! I just want to sincerely thank you for making me fall in love with Shakespeare and for the countless times I’ve watched the film and had a good cry 🙂 best wishes! -Sam

  • Auston Brazell

    I drew a picture for you, where would I send it?

  • Bernard Rooney

    Sorry for the double post. I live a bit isolated in AustraIia and I am not sure if posts get through. But I just noticed that your birthday is the same as my dear sister Lizzie who passed away last year on may12. She was a selfless community mural artist. She was always the first to tear up when we were all 9kids watching a movie. I vividly remember her doing so with Romeo and Juliet. Thanks for your reply.

  • Bernard Rooney

    Olivia, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Brother Sun, Sister moon’ are the two movies that have stayed most with me over my life. Zefferelli’s really nailed some sort of revival romantic genre all on his own. As an artist I am often inspired by the joy, and innocense of these films, especially in the actual acting and how much the actors enjoyed their roles and learning experiences. Of course thanks to Shakespeare as well and the original Romeo and Juliet somewhere, who I understand actually existed. Thank you.
    Bernard

  • Olivia

    Thank you Bernard what a lovely compliment!Love and light Olivia xx

  • Bernard Rooney

    Thank you Olivia. As an artist I have been inspired again and again by RandJ and your role in it.

  • Auston Brazell

    Oh my goodness!! I just realized you played on one of my all time favorite shows; Boy Meets World. You must have a long resume haha

    im sorry if im getting on your nerves im just excited LOL
    Love, Auston

  • Auston Brazell

    Alright, thanks can’t wait!!
    Love, Auston

  • Olivia

    Thank you Auston,my bio will hopefully be available later this year .. My son and I just finished it… She was an Italian actress I don’t remember her name????Love Olivia xx

  • Auston Brazell

    I would love to meet you and Leonard one day their are so many questions i would like to ask you both!!

  • Auston Brazell

    I would love to be able to meet you and Leonard their are so many questions I would like to ask you both!!!

  • Auston Brazell

    Thank you for the reply. I can not wait to tell my teacher about it. When can we expect your autobiography to come out? I am really looking forward to it! OH and this has been killing me I can not find an answer to this no matter what, so who played Rosaline in the movie?

  • Olivia

    Thank you James for your lovely comments????????????They made my day today!Love and light to you Olivia xxx

  • Olivia

    It did reach me Auston ????????thank you very mych????????????I’m glad you enjoyed our work … We were about your age when we did it????Keep loving Shakespeare and all classic writings they help you in life! You can order a photo with an autograph through my shop on this site????????Love and light Olivia xxx

  • Olivia

    What a lovely message thank you Bruce????????????????????Love and light Olivia xxx

  • Bruce McFarland

    Hi Olivia. With all the wonderful comments I would like to add that I saw R & J when I was 17 (I am 63 now) and it became one of my all time favorites. A few years ago when my son was in high school he asked if I had seen any movies about R & J, of course, I showed him the best one ever made, he loved it and he got to watch again a few weeks later in school, because the English teacher,of my generation, said it was the best movie ever about R & J. My son tells me to keep my day job, when I start quoting, “Where be these enemies?”. God bless you and we have enjoyed your down through the years, you certainly aren’t a one hit wonder.
    Bruce

  • James

    Dear Olivia, I know that this email will probably never reach you but…wow. You are,and always will be, the most beautiful lady I’ve ever seen. Thank you for being the most beautiful Juliet that there ever could be…and thank you for being a lovely, lovely lady called Olivia.

  • Auston Brazell

    Hello. I’m in the 9th grade and we just finished Romeo & Juliet today. And let me say you are an amazing actress. Most of the people in the class did not pay attention to much, except the fighting and scenes with nudity and of course they were immature but I actually listened you and Leonard portrayed r&j so well.

    Love, Auston

    I would love an autograph if that’s not much to ask.

  • Olivia

    Thank you Ray????????

  • Ray Genet

    Hi Olivia, thanks for your reply-it has made my day. In the next conference I give I will mention your role in my thesis and the ideas you inspired.
    kind regards
    Ray

  • Amber

    Wow! Congratulations, Ray! That’s great!

  • Olivia

    Thank you Ray you made my day????And congratulations????Love and light to you,Olivia xxx

  • Ray Genet

    Dear Olivia,
    On Monday I was awarded a PhD in Education.
    I realise the inspiration for my work came from seeing Romeo and Juliet as part of a sixth form Enghsh class. I was 17. I ever more was torn between the study of biology and the arts, My doctoral research was about combining them and teaching them.
    Thank you once again for your and Leonard’s inspiring and life changing performance.

    love and light to you

    Ray

  • Olivia

    Thank you Tash I’m so happy that you enjoyed it????Love and light Olivia x

  • Olivia

    Thank you Joe for your lovely message!I hope your daughter enjoys it too.. It seems to have helped so many young people for so many years understand and appreciate Shakespeare!What an honor for us????Love and light Oliva x

  • Joe Keifer

    I was on leave from US Navy boot camp back in 1968 when I saw this stunning movie. It still brings tears to my eyes after all these years.

    Now, my 14 y.o. daughter is reading the part of Juliet in her English class and I am lucky to have the blu-ray version of the movie to allow her to feel the language and the mood that you so ably brought to the part.

    Thank you so much!

    Joe

  • Tash

    this is actually my favourite video ever, you were ( and still are ) gorgeous! really inspired me when watching your version of juliet as it is definately my favourite version ( as well as leonardo dicaprios version but that is just because hes so hot haha! )
    love you♥

  • Olivia

    I’m so glad you like it Mike????

  • Mike

    I got the autographed photo in the mail on Friday and love the photo! Thank you! 🙂

  • Olivia

    Well thank you Jeff ????????you just made my day????????????????????

  • Jeff Skinner

    Besides Romeo And Juliet, which I adore, I have recently seen Mother Teresa, and must say, you are an actress of rare integrity and talent, who has enriched my experience as no other has. May God love you!

  • Olivia

    We will check Mike maybe it got overlooked… So sorry xx

  • Betsy Gubin

    Hi, Olivia…Franco sure knew what he was doing when he selected you for Juliet and Leonard as Romeo. The film still gives me chills today. What a masterpiece! I also loved it when you were the model for Yardley’s “Next to Nothing” makeup line. Do you still have any of the products just as mementos of a time-gone-bye. Love & Peace

  • Tommy

    You should have a Youtube channel Olivia 🙂 btw do you happen to have more pictures associated with the store?

  • Mike

    Hi Olivia! Back in December I ordered an autographed photo from your store, I tried checking on it by e-mailing the e-mail address that was on the paypal reciept the Frozen Flame e-mail but never heard back. So thought i’d check here incase the store didn’t see the e-mails or my order. The paypal transaction id is: Transaction ID #0004147183241101D

    Thanks! 🙂

    Mike

  • John

    You are unforgetable! Shakespeare wrote the play for you! There are many Romeros but there is only be one Juliet.

  • Jennifer

    Loved the movie; it is timeless. My mother is also a fan and I would love to purchase a replica cross for her. Can you please let me know when it will be in stock again? Many thanks!

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