Rene Jules Lalique, Collaret, Gold, enamel, diamonds, ca. 1900
Why do I fall in love with every woman I see who shows me the least bit of attention?
A lot of people say to me, ‘You know, she’s a bitch and a brat.’ They say really horrible things about her and I get a bit defensive over Briony because she’s really close to me. She’s really special to me. And I think that she’s this child in the 1930s that would never have seen anything like this. They didn’t have television. She didn’t listen to the radio. Only grown-ups did that. Plus, the main thing is she’s a storyteller. And you see at the start of the movie, her little toys are all lined up in order. And then it comes up to her and she’s writing this story. That basically sums up Briony’s personality because she sees all these things through the day and she’s completely confused. She tries to put some order to it in her head… it’s like, she makes herself believe that this has to happen because it fits into her story in her mind. - Saoirse Ronan