Friday, January 11, 2008

Barbara Branden : Iconic Blonde

Barbara Branden on the Passion of Ayn Rand movie:

"Months ago, when the producers and I were discussing casting, they asked whom I’d like to portray me. I said, "I don’t know most of today’s young actresses, so I can’t choose — so long as she’s breathtakingly beautiful!" I got my wish."

She says this without a hint of irony. I mean, I think she's beautiful too, but you have to be a special kind of self absorbed to say something like that about yourself. She really is an older Paris Hilton after all. Paris did say "Every decade has an iconic blond like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana, and right now I’m that icon." I think Rand's excessive praise of her got to Ms. Branden's head, and really stuck.


Michael Prescott said...

I dunno. I think she was being ironic, not iconic. I would read it as a little joke.

Dragonfly said...

I agree with Michael, the exaggerated wording indicates that this was said jokingly. It's her style, she doesn't exhibit the dead-seriousness of the Real Randroid in such matters.

Anonymous said...

Barbara Branden iconic blonde? Barbara Branden beautiful? Certainly not now and not even then. Pretty and interesting looking, yes. Very attractive, yes.