I was having lunch with a friend when one of the most incredibly beautiful women walked in and sat down at a table on the other side of the restaurant. “Who is that absolutely beautiful woman over there?” I asked. “You don’t recognize her? That’s Flame Emin,” my friend said. “I’ve seen her somewhere before,” I told him, and he just giggled. (Do men giggle, I wondered?)
Anyway, I had seen her before, many times. Not in person, but on TV and in movies. She has one of those faces that never leave your mind once you’ve laid eyes on her. Some people have that kind of magnetic effect and she is definitely one of them. Maybe magnetic isn’t a strong enough word to describe this woman. Perhaps “bewitching” might do. Yes, that will do just fine. Flame Emin has a bewitching quality about her and when you look at her lovely face on the big screen, the word bewitching might be called something else by a producer or a director; they might say she has presence.
Well, I can buy that. Presence, bewitching, they’re both the same as far as I’m concerned. Whatever you want to call it, Flame Emin has it, in spades. I watched her (nonchalantly) from across the room and noticed that she had presence right there in that small café and she wasn’t even acting in front of the camera. Aren’t human beings interesting?
As I watched her nibble on her salad I remembered watching her in several movies. She commanded each scene she was in and I felt sorry for the other actors who had shrunk into the background, so to speak. Her face was (and is) so alluring that the audience probably had the urge to reach out and caress it softly. Just like Shakespeare’s Romeo when he was spying on Juliet as she couched her face in her hands on her balcony: “Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand. That I might touch that cheek!”
As Flame continued to pick through her food, I wondered when I would be able to see her again on the big screen. My friend, apparently a mind reader, besides being a movie reviewer, just then spoke up. “She’s working at Pinewood Studios for the next few weeks. Would you like to go down there and see her on the set?” Not only a reader of minds, but a miracle worker! I, of course, said yes.