Kittycat88 wrote:I have said this about 50 times by now, but I didn't like or believe ES in the role. She had the wrong physique. It was always rumored but never acknowledged that Polanski had Vanessa on the short list of possibles for the role of The Girl. Supposedly he dismissed her as too fragile looking for the role.
I cant imagine what the chemistry would have been like with VP, but we will never know.
I liked the Girl better in the book. But I like Corso better in the movie...
I wonder if Johnny knows what a Corso club he has here !! I have often daydreamed about when he is older -- 50'sh-- if Johnny would ever do another movie about the character?? Just a daydream.
I actually liked ES in the role and I think that is how I will always see her, I had a hard time believing her as the "wife" in Diving Bell and Butterfly. I thought she had a lovely mysterious smile and the special effects with the green eyes were really good. The fight scenes would have been less believable if she was a tiny thing. She is not Johnny's waify type of woman, but I think she worked as Corso's woman.