Is life always this hard or is it just when you’re a kid…
Lately, childhood and what makes up the life of a little girl has been on my mind...
As some of you may or may not know, we are expecting our first child. A little girl.
As adults whom quite frankly have not really considered the likelihood of being parents, this comes as quite a surprise, albeit a very happy and exciting one once the initial shock is over.
A girl's life.
Naturally, discussions of how our daughter will be like pepper a number of our conversations.
'She is not going to wear all pink,' 'I hope she isn't into princesses because that is going to set her life up for disappointments,' 'We are going to cut her hair into a bob because none of us is good at braids or updos,' 'She is going to be a tomboy like mummy,'.... etc...
The other night, we decided to watch one of our old faves-
Leon: The Professional (1994), written and directed by Luc Besson. Starring Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman.
I love this film. It always make me cry.
To watch it now, must be somewhat subliminal.
Ultimately it’s a love story. Albeit, it’s hard to decipher what kind of love grows between Leon and Mathilda. To me, it appears to be a fatherly daughterly love.
In Leon: The Professional Natalie Portman plays Mathilda, a daring, loving and intense twelve year old girl, and Jean Reno plays Leon.
There’s something I’ve always found truly bewitching about Natalie Portman – I love to watch her. She was a mere thirteen when she made this film, but her acting is absolute perfection.
The second I saw a tiny Natalie Portman, sitting in a hallway smoking a cigarette, I was completely enthralled.
With her dark bob, her boots and her cardigan she will influence years and years of trends.
We have been seeing the huge 90s influence since a couple years ago.
This movie is a great flashback to the style and mannerism we have seen so much in fashion these days.
Only here it is portrayed by a then 13 year old Portman, whom could not be more realistic, believable and bad-ass.