I’ve been told that I look like Clara Bow since I was a little girl, since before I even knew who Clara Bow was or what silent films are. As I grew older and my interest in classic film developed, I was finally introduced to Clara—her vivacity, her determination, her feistiness, her innocence. I wanted to be her when I grew up.
But Clara’s life was not all roses and sunshine, she had a very difficult childhood, that she even made it into movies was a miracle. From the slums of New York to America’s biggest film star is an extraordinary journey.
I’ve wanted to tell Clara’s story for a long time now, and the process with which LiveArtDC creates will give me the opportunity to do justice to her story. Because along with the challenges that any actor faces when creating a role, when playing a real person I feel the added responsibility of filling that person’s shoes and representing them as if they were in the audience with every performance. This takes time, research and talent. And with the amazing team assembled for The Clara Bow Project, we’ll be able to do Clara right. I can’t wait for you to meet Clara Bow.