Day 26: A pairing that you hated and ended up loving. ➝ Jude/Lucy Carrigan (Across the universe)
ladies who should be playing mythical head bitches in charge | EVAN RACHEL WOOD as CASSANDRA OF TROY, the princess who was loved by apollo, who was cursed with prophecies that would never be believed, who had forseen the fall of troy.
“Oh, my sweet girl,” Apollo hisses. “You have no idea what you’ve just brought on yourself.” At night she dreams of torches set alight, of screaming children and infants falling from the walls, of Greeks tearing into her city with the rage of the gods behind them, of her father speared before her very eyes. Listen to me, she screams, and the court is hushed before her. Listen, listen! In the plaza outside she blinks, and she sees the shadow of a great wooden horse, a hundred feet tall, she sees men falling out of its belly like maggots from a corpse, she screams to her mother - they are coming. They are coming. Poor mad girl, the court whispers. Doesn’t she know that Apollo is on our side in our just cause? Doesn’t she know we bear the love of the sun god? They lock her in her room, and she beats at the door until her hands come away bloody and bruised. The gods are fickle, she whispers. No one hears until it is too late.