Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It was rather shocking to hear that Natasha Richardson died this evening. She was only 45 and had suffered a nasty crash on a beginner ski slope but afterwards, initially felt fine. Classy and the loveliest of the Redgrave clan, she was a joy to watch on screen, even in lightweight roles like the mom, Elizabeth James, in the remake of The Parent Trap. It's actually an amusing movie and worth watching just for Richardson's face as she drinks some vile concoction to relieve a hangover followed by the immortal line, "I think I just drank tar." Condolences to husband Liam Neeson, their two sons now deprived of a mother far too early, and the rest of her family.