William Shakespeare’s marvelous tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” has served as the subject for several films.
54 years have passed since the appearance of the cult Italian-British film by Franco Zefirelli, which was one of the best adaptations of Shakespearean tragedies.
And the British Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey who played the main characters became famous.
Although the actors were older than their characters, at the time, the filmmakers said it was risky to give the main roles to artists so young: Olivia was 17 and Leonard almost 18.
As Whiting later told reporters, he had fallen in love with Olivia, but she didn’t reciprocate his love and chose another.
After some time, the girl got married to Dean Martin who is the actor and singer and she left for the United States.
Relations with Martin did not last long, and the actress found herself alone with a small child.
Her second marriage turned out to be a failure and only marital relations with musician David Glen Eisley brought peace and harmony to Hussey.
Whiting stayed in the UK and acted in films for several years, then he got serious about music and production.
The actor married twice and became the father of two beautiful daughters. Now he is happy with his manager Lynn Pressner.
And this is how the famous lovers of the cult film are after 54 years. They are still good friends for so many years and continuously support each other.