My name is Matt Winick and I like to study history and social justice. Also I enjoy writing letters to people ranging from celebrities through public officials including judges who I find inspiring to me or how I believe that they make a great difference.
Mr. Mark Rylance
Farinelli And The King (Until March 25 2018)
c/o Belasco Theater
111 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Dear Mr. Rylance,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite tv miniseries that you played in was Wolf Hall. Wolf Hall was an interesting historical mini series because I enjoyed learning about how Thomas Cronwell’s role in helping Henry VIII with getting marriage to Anne Boleyn in order to produce a male heir for the throne and how Thomas Cronwell had a lot of power. In Wolf Hall, I liked learning about some of the history of Henry VIII and his ruling as King of England. On of my favorite movies that you played in was The BFG. The BFG was a great movie because I enjoyed the plot about Sophie, an orphan girl who meets giant named BFG due to being Big Friendly Giant where they develop a friendships and team up to stop the man eating giants. Mr. Rylance, I thought you did a great job portraying the BFG because I liked on how you made the BFG have great traits like being kind to humans when they have prejudice against him due to other giants being cruel, developing a friendship with Sophie, and have a sense of humor. In The BFG I really liked seeing how Sophie and the BFG interact with each other and learning about each other.
Besides your acting career, I truly appreciate on how you are an activist on addressing the need for human rights including people with disabilities’ rights, advocating for the need to protect the environment while reduce climate change, and support the need for diversity in the arts including entertainment. Mr. Rylance, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Another thing that I struggle with a disability is I struggle with friendships due to peers teasing me about being different and some people use prejudice against me due to having a disability. Your advocacy for human rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. The BFG had great symbolism like the need for friendships when coming from different background and the need to not have prejudice due to a person who is different. Your role as The BFG in the movie and the symbolism also helps teaches me about the importance of friendships and how prejudice against a person who is different or how they look instead of their actions is not good. Also your acting in some historical mini-series and your activism gives me motivation to continue to learn history.
I strongly believe that you do such an excellent job acting in historical mini-series and in movies. You do such an excellent job making your characters have different unique traits. I really thought that you really did an excellent job making The BFG a great movie. Here is a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me and $5 to use to help your activism. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn different subjects especially history. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job acting along with your activism, and inspiring me. I wish you well for the future in acting and on your Broadway show.
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