Rolling in The Deep

In her new movie, Rachel Weisz falls in capital-L love

Graeme Mitchell for TIME

Aside from her arresting Hazel eyes, Rachel Weisz's voice might be her best attribute. Not just its lovely English lilt but how she modulates it. "You could learn me," she tells Ralph Fiennes in her Oscar-winning performance in The Constant Gardener; the deepening of learn makes her offer to be lover, wife, what have you, sound nervy, dirty and earnestly romantic all at once. During lunch at a ramen shop in New York City's East Village the day before her 42nd birthday, Weisz's spoken standouts include naked (the letters a and k themselves sound stripped bare), pernickety (she pushes the n)...

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