Michelle Pfieffer - "Never Forget"
We've known she could sing ever since her star turn in The Fabulous Baker Boys. She's consistently given us little glimpses of this underutilized talent of hers. In movies like The Prince of Egypt and Hairspray she used the craft of her acting to shape her singing voice into the character she portrayed, and once again, in an almost overlooked moment, she brings us a dazzling look into the strongest and yet most wounded character in her newest film, the 2017 remake of Murder on the Orient express.
Her gently frail, almost lullaby take on what is ultimately a mournful song, immediately invoked both the breathiness of current indie artists, and the jewel-box voices of singers of the 1930's, the era in which the film is portrayed. She finds a delicate balance on a razor's edge between classic and current, and I am once again in awe.
In the pantheon of Hollywood stars, she is luminous. A constellation unto herself, she has helped shape hollywood, and created a mold of actress hollywood is still searching to recreate. I hope that I age half as gracefully.
So today, with memories on my mind, I choose Michelle Pfieffer's "Never Forget" from the 2017 remake of Murder on the Orient Express, as my, lullabies and laughter, smiles in the sun, distance makes the heart grow fonder, song for a, look to your legends, follow in the footsteps, create your own mold Wednesday.