#WCW In the world of acting, there are great actors and then there’s the legendary Isabelle Huppert. On my very first show in NYC, I saw the fearless French legend acting her soul out, 2 rows from the stage, in Florian Zeller’s devastating Off-Broadway play #TheMotherATC about an abandoned mother disintegrating before our eyes. Ms. Huppert is nothing but extraordinarily riveting as usual.
I was never a hardcore fanboy at ANYTHING not until I saw the great Huppert on screen in the film “The Piano Teacher” (directed by Michael Haneke, 2001). In France, Mme Huppert is a national treasure whose career spanned for over 45 years. 120 films and counting, she has worked with some of the greatest directors in the world such as Haneke, Godard, Denis, Chabrol, and Cimino. Her unique brilliance lies beneath her canvass-like visage where she vividly conveys fracture, and inner suffering without any theatrics or ‘big’ acting. In all of her performances, Huppert contains her own mystery from the audiences, therein lies her magnetism, intensity, and commanding power. Her presence/talent stands alongside the all-time greats Bette Davis, Kate Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Gena Rowlands, and Meryl Streep.
I am so lucky that I see her LIVE and being on the same breath as her in a room. She is indeed the greatest living actor we have. @isabelle.huppert #IsabelleHuppert