Hatsumomo of Memoirs of a Geisha. Read the book…loved it! Saw the movie…loved it! But my favorite character is not the star of the show, Sayuri, but the books “antagonist”. The thing I loved about Hatsumomo is that she’s very human. I always felt Sayuri was too nice, too perfect, while Hatsumomo was ambitious and desperate to be loved. It was just heartbreaking for me. I also love that in the movie, they relaxed her appearance to make her a geisha rulebreaker. I have always wished she found love after the okiya burned. And I think Gong Li is so beautiful.
(from a Vogue spread)
As an added bonus, clips from Sayuri’s Snow Dance which was stunning!