Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is one of those shows that will remain etched in your mind. The darkness it deals with and the way it shows us how we can all become monsters is creepy…in a good way. We had the pleasure of chatting with stars Jemima Rooper and Hannah Dodd about the show and how their characters made a mark on them.
Here we go!
First, a bit of background doesn’t hurt, right? Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is the prequel to Flowers in the Attic and tells the story from Olivia’s point of view, giving us the answer to how she became the monster that locks her nephews in an attic to torture them.
Thus, Flowers in the Attic: The Origin tells the story of the headstrong and determined Olivia Winfield who is working alongside her beloved father, Mr. Winfield when she finds herself unexpectedly wooed by one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors, Malcolm Foxworth. After a whirlwind romance, Olivia finds herself as the mistress of the imposing Foxworth Hall, where she soon discovers that the fairytale life she expected has quickly become a nightmare.
Under Malcolm’s debonair exterior lies a dark heart, and a twisted evil lurks inside Foxworth Hall that will threaten Olivia’s happiness and that of her children. Her attempts to keep them all safe ultimately push Olivia to become the most terrifying version of herself, leading to her inevitable—and notorious—the decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic…
And now, time for the interview with Jemima Rooper and Hannah Dodd!
As you can see, our first question is for Jemima. Olivia is a strong, sweet, and kind-hearted woman when we first meet her in Flowers in the Attic: The Origin. But she had to survive many horrible situations and we wonder if the darkness she survived ended up eating Olivia from the inside out.
Corrine, for her part, was the only one to escape hell…for a while. She ended up coming back and we asked for Hannah Dodd’s opinion on this decision and its consequences.
So, Olivia and Corrine survive extreme and horrifying situations that make us wonder what is the turning point of each character, that moment that changes everything.
Likewise, these characters, with their lights and shadows, taught Jemima Rooper and Hannah Dodd some very valuable lessons. It was a pleasure chatting with them and we can’t wait for you to love Flowers in the Attic: The Origin!
Flowers in the Attic: The Origin will premiere on July 9 on Lifetime.