Tonight begins the all new adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons on Starz. We recently had the chance to sit down and talk with some of the stars of the show as well as the creator, Harriet Warner, and Executive Producer, Colin Callender.
Have to admit that part of the reason that I paid attention to the show was because it has Alice Englert in it. Beautiful Creatures was one of the first movie sets that I spent time on and spent many a days around the actress. So, yes, people of the world, you know how we are, we follow the stars that we love everywhere.
In speaking to Warner and Callender we asked them what made now the perfect time for a reboot, the pressures since so many are familiar with the movie, and casting, including Alice. I was in all my awkwardness, when I started talking about how I knew the movie, I said I had great memories.
Well, that is just awkward.
But I don’t edit interviews because if I am embarrassed might as well be publicly.
See the interview below –
“Dangerous Liaisons” is a bold prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, met as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of the revolution. This modern take on a classic story takes audiences through wonder and terror, beauty and degradation, seduction and deception in pre-revolutionary Paris. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the young couple’s survival depends on their skills of seduction and manipulation of not only the French nobility but of each other. Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton portray the notorious lovers: Camille who is taken in by the current Marquise de Merteuil (played by Lesley Manville) navigates her own path in a world of men, using the power of secrets to take back control, and Valmont who will stop at nothing to regain his title that was recently taken from him. Their on-again off-again love story is the heart of the series. It’s not love… it’s war.