When Starz brings a show to life, they put everything that they have into it. They are remarkable when it comes to bringing a period piece to life. They make sure to get the best writers, the best sets, and the best actors.
When bringing Dangerous Liaisons to life, the studio dove in with the same care that they have for other franchises. Bringing the story to life has been done beautifully (I know, I know… you all haven’t seen everything). One of the big reasons is the cast.
And an essential member of that cast is Colette Dalal Tchantcho. The actress plays Ondine, the stepmother to Pascal (played by Nicholas Denton). She isn’t the nicest stepmother, Tchantcho describing her as “deliciously manipulative.” It’s definitely a way to describe the character.
See the interview below where we discuss representation, the show, and just why you should never give up.
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 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.
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