“In a culture of sameness, he’s completely himself. And that’s the greatest lesson I get from his tales,” Del Rey said. Del Toro is known for a number of well known films, including Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water and Hellboy, among many others. Shape of Water earned the filmaker two Academy Awards for best picture and best director.
“On this day that we’re honoring you, I would like to say that it’s a beautiful thing to be reminded that being different is a thing to be celebrated, and it’s a beatiful thing that we have you to always remind us of that each time we go back to your instantly classic films.”
“I’m very happy to be celebrating with you on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard. Congratulations,” she says at the end before going in for a hug.
Del Rey recently recorded a new version of Donovan‘s 1966 hit “Season of the Witch” for the renowned filmmaker’s upcoming flick, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, which arrives in theaters this Friday (Aug. 9).
“I have admired Lana’s music for a while now and felt in my gut that she would run with ‘Season of the Witch’ — that she would use her alchemy to transform it,” del Toro recently said in a statement. “She is a great artist and has been an amazing partner with us in this adventure. It is an honor for me to have met her.”
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Lana Del Rey honors the brilliantly creative @RealGDT during his Walk of Fame induction: “In a culture of sameness, he’s completely himself. And that’s the greatest lesson I get from his tales” pic.twitter.com/kHkMIGFghU
— Variety (@Variety) August 6, 2019