'Gone With the Wind,' reinterpreted by Cate Blanchett and others
“If you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?”
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
This exchange between Viven Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara and Clark Gable’s Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind is one of the most iconic scenes in film history. But that doesn’t mean the scene isn’t open to interpretation and reinvention. W Magazine proved it by having a slew of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood perform their own version of it (with men reading the Scarlett line and women doing Rhett).
Eddie Redmayne imbues his version of Scarlett with a pregnant pause, while Seth Rogen reads his line like one of his typical confused dudebros. Amy Schumer’s Butler is over-the-top angry, while Cate Blanchett’s is surprised and offended.
“See, this is why the men say the lines,” Blanchett says after her line. “Is that what people are gonna say when they see this? Are you setting me up?”
Watch the full clip below, and check our list of Oscar nominations to see which of these actors are up for the big prize.