ICYMI - New Series! - Episode 2 of 52
In which Katharine Hepburn plays another British lady, and her acting gets better even if her accent doesn’t.
If Katharine Hepburn has one problem in her early career (besides her infamous intractability) it is her inability to be anything other than herself. That odd quality that made her a star in A Bill of Divorcement also plagued her through her career. She’s too stubborn to be an ingénue, too young to be a dame, too androgynous to be a femme fatale and too fascinating to be a character actor. What then to do with her? Once she hits MGM she definitely hits her stride, but sadly that is seven years, twelve movies (and for us, twelve very long weeks) away. First we have to get through the trial and error period of Kate’s career, where she tried on many hats.
The next hat is this: