Why, it’s almost too much beauty to take in all at once: The heartstopping loveliness of Olivia Hussey! The impossible prettiness Leonard Whiting! The romantic countryside at director Franco Zeffirelli’s Italian villa! It all makes for a spectacular behind-the-scenes feature on the making of the 1968 classic Romeo & Juliet. There are some groovy ’60s fashions on display here (Franco’s caftan is fantastic), and a really great scene with Leonard in a white Speedo at the pool. Now, remember: Olivia and Leonard were really dating at the time, although he was tragically more in love with her, and she had eyes for Zeffirelli. What a hussy. It was all magnificent soap opera, both in front of and behind the scenes.
Also check out this adorable interview with stars Olivia and Leonard. Sigh. They don’t make teen stars like THOSE TWO anymore, do they? And he looks like the love-child of Jared Leto and Zac Efron. Just an UNBELIEVABLE beauty.