Remember it, my lord?

Do I ever!

Horatio is such a thankless role. He just hangs out, affirms the people who talk to him by just keeping them going. Particularly Hamlet but not just.
I feel like – once upon a time – I thought I’d be cast as Horatio. I was getting cast as men a lot – and this was just the sort of role directors put a woman in when they’re trying to increase parts for ladies.

I played Poins. I played Peter Quince. Horatio would have been right in line with those sorts of parts. But I dodged that bullet. Maybe women don’t play Horatio. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a female Horatio now that I think of it. But it’s as thankless as a lot of women’s parts in that he’s really not a complete person himself – just a way for the lead to say his thing.

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