Dennis Hopper on Natalie Wood: On The Verge

Natalie Wood in Gypsy (1962).

Interview with Dennis Hopper
Conducted by James Grissom
Via Telephone

Natalie was always evolving, growing up, on the verge of something--something new. There would always be a new Natalie--bolder, mature, edgy. This was true of her personally and professionally, and she would bubble over with whatever was filling her with wonder or awe or anxiety. A new therapy; a new diet; a new religion; a new love; a new challenge to the talent she could never believe she had.

I was hoping that I would be on the verge--on the edge--with her for many years to come...but she slipped away.

© 2014 James Grissom


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