However, Shakespeare is also plagued by the pressure of writing a new stage hit - namely, Romeo & Juliet, which is scheduled to debut at the Rose Theatre very soon. At the same time, he keeps Viola's true identity a secret from the other actors as she continues to nail the role of Romeo Montague.
The movie is also filled with a star-studded cast, including (in addition to Fiennes), Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Affleck, and Colin Firth. Everyone offers something great and interesting for this movie, and overall it is just pulled together to be an absolutely wonderful, poetic, beautiful, and funny movie about one of the most fascinating and romantic men of all time.
"No! Not the artful postures of love, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love as there has never been in a play. I will have love." -Viola