I first saw the Pasolini film Medea when I was about 12, and I thought it was incredible. I had little knowledge of Maria Callas, who plays the eponymous role, as an opera singer, but I could feel her commanding presence through the screen. Those eyes, those brows, those lips, that nose, it was all so powerful. I also really enjoyed her queenly costume, and I hope to create something similar for Mary in the upcoming crucifixion.
If I could choose one person to be, it would definitely be Maria Callas.