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OUT OF MY LEAGUE (8/∞) → ELAINE BARRISH, POLITICAL ANIMALS
“Most of life is hell. It’s filled with failure and loss. People disappoint you. Dreams don’t work out. Hearts get broken. Innocent journalists die. And the best moments of life, when everything comes together, are few and fleeting. But you’ll never get to the next great moment if you don’t keep going. So that’s what I do. I keep going.”
OUT OF MY LEAGUE (6/∞) → CLAIRE UNDERWOOD, HOUSE OF CARDS
"But it is time for us to evolve, and to accomplish this we had to make hard choices and bring in new people. That’s what today was about. You have any questions, my door is always open."
OUT OF MY LEAGUE (5/∞) → TERRY WOLFMEYER, THE UPSIDE OF ANGER
"I love how you worry that the letter you sent to the parent who deserted you is too mean, and yet to the one who’s here in the fight, you have no problem saying the most vile things. Isn’t that a tad odd? Please finish setting the table."
OUT OF MY LEAGUE (4/∞) → ALEX GORAN, UP IN THE AIR
"We’re two people who get turned on by elite status. I think cheap is our starting point."
OUT OF MY LEAGUE (3/∞) → ALICE MORGAN, LUTHER
“And you think I’m the monster. Love is supposed to dignify us, exalt us. How can it be love, John, if all it does is make you lonely and corrupt? Answer the question! Don’t turn your back on me!”
OUT OF MY LEAGUE (2/∞) → JOAN HOLLOWAY, MAD MEN
"And who do you think’s waiting at home? I bet she’s not ugly. The only sin she’s committed is being familiar."
OUT OF MY LEAGUE (1/∞) → AVA HESSINGTON, SUITS
"It’d be nice if we only found oil under Texas ranchers and North Sea fishermen. But in the real world, we find it in nasty places under nasty people. And any executive worth a damn does what’s needed or goes out of business."
The magnificent Donna Tartt — one of our favourite, favourite writers — visited us yesterday for some tea and cake and quality time with Colette, the shop dog…
What a wonderful start to the year!