….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
There’s so many ways to play this scene…….they just pitched it perfectly.
It won the Oscar for the best screenplay…
My fb friend ex-model current Actor Trey Rivera, a member of the Screen Actor Guild USA promised he will show me his interpretation of my favorite scene by doing Ronny’s monologue. I look forward to seeing how he will interpret it. 🙂 Goodluck Trey, I know its for an audition but you are so hot, I’m sure you will land the part for sure! 🙂
P.S thanks for voting me your Beautiful person of the Week! Lol.
“MOONSTRUCK” by John Patrick Shanley (c) John Patrick Shanley.
RONNY And what do you know? You tell me my life? I’ll tell you yours. I’m a wolf? You run to the wolf in me, that don’t make you no lamb! You’re gonna marry my brother? Why you wanna sell your life short? Playing it safe is just about the most dangerous thing a woman like you could do. You waited for the right man the first time, why didn’t you wait for the right man again?
LORETTA He didn’t come!
RONNY I’m here!
LORETTA You’re late!
RONNY We’re here.
EXT. RONNY’S APARTMENT BUILDING – NIGHT She looks. It’s Ronny’s building.
LORETTA This is your place.
RONNY That’s right.
LORETTA This is where we’re going!
LORETTA The deal was if I came to the Opera with you you’d leave me alone forever. She looks for his response. He makes none.
LORETTA I went with you.
Now I’m gonna marry Johnny and you’re gonna leave me alone. (pause, nothing) Right? (nothing) A person can see where they’ve messed up in their life, and they can change how they do things, and they can change their Luck. Maybe my nature does draw me to you, but I don’t haveta go with that. I can take hold of myself and say yes to some things and no to something that’s just gonna ruin everything! I can do that. Otherwise, what is this stupid life that God gave us for what?
Ronny? Are you listening to me?
LORETTA I’m really afraid.
LORETTA I’m afraid of who I am.
RONNY I was.
LORETTA And you’re not now? He shakes his head.
LORETTA Why not?
RONNY I don’t know. Everything seems like nothing now against that I want you in my bed. I don’t care if I burn in hell. I don’t care if you burn in hell. The Past and Future is a joke to me now. I see that they’re nothing, I see they ain’t here. The only thing that’s here is you. And me. I want you to come upstairs.
I tried to take everything last night, like you told me, but I couldn’t. I couldn’t take everything in a hundred years. It’s the way we are. We compound each other.
LORETTA Let me go home.
LORETTA Let me go home.
LORETTA I’m freezing to death.
RONNY Come upstairs. I don’t care why you come. No, that’s not what I mean. Loretta, I love you.
Not like they told you love is and I didn’t know this either.
But love don’t make things nice, it ruins everything, it breaks your heart, it makes things a mess. We’re not here to make things perfect. Snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. We are here to ruin ourselves and break our hearts and love the wrong people and die!
The storybooks are bullshit. Come upstairs with me, baby!
Don’t try to live your life out to somebody else’s idea of sweet happiness. Don’t try to live on milk and cookies when what you want is meat! Red meat just like me! It’s wolves run with wolves and nothing else!
You’re a wolf just like me!
Come upstairs with me and get in my bed! Come on! Come on! Come on!
(Loretta follows Ronny into his building.)