Star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet light up the silver screen again in Shakespeare's timeless tragedy. For those who skipped English Lit, the story is set in Verona, Italy, where the rival families of Montague and Capulet publicly fight in the streets. But, Romeo Douglas Booth of the Montagues has no interest in their ancient feud, especially after he meets and falls for Juliet Hailee Steinfeld , a Capulet, at a masked ball. The two smitten kids secretly marry, but then a duel between the families turns deadly and Romeo gets banished from Verona. Distraught, Juliet turns to Friar Laurence Paul Giamatti , who hatches a scheme to reunite the couple. Want to earn extra credit?
Olivia Hussey recalls controversial 'Romeo and Juliet' role Actress Olivia Hussey, who shot to stardom in the film 'Romeo and Juliet,' spoke to Fox News about filming her controversial nude scene when she was just 16 years-old. And they had come from all over the world. But it was the experience of a lifetime really. At age 16, Hussey stripped down for a love scene depicting her wedding night alongside her co-star Leonard Whiting [Romeo], who was also 16 when he took on the role. Despite being visibly topless in the epic drama, Hussey said she felt at ease on set. In America, it was very taboo.