"In the first draft of [Sunday in the Park with George], James had written a scene in Act Two based on another of Seurat’s major paintings, Les Poseuses, which depicts three naked models in the artist’s studio, each of them in actuality the same model. This was the draft that we sent to Bernadette in the hope that she would accept the role of Dot. Although I had never met her, she telephoned me from California to say how much she liked the script, except for one problem. “I don’t do nude,” she said. I assured her she wouldn’t have to do nude, although I dreaded the prospect of her playing the scene in a body stocking, a ploy that is never effective unless it’s on a darkened stage. The problem was obviated when we cut the scene because of a structural change in the story, but she would have looked great—a lot better, in fact, than the skinny androgyne that Seurat chose. In fact, if Bernadette had “done nude,” the show might still be running."
— Stephen Sondheim, Look, I Made a Hat (via blondheim)
"As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age."
— Kate Winslet (via theflowershop)