The Confessions Of Frannie Langton was the perfect show to celebrate International Women’s Day and yes, we were hooked from the first second. We sat down with its star Karla-Simone Spence to talk about the importance and power of Frannie’s story. Ready?
Here we go!
Set against the dazzling opulence of Georgian London, The Confessions of Frannie Langton narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his exquisitely beautiful wife, Madame Marguerite Benham.
In a misguided and monstrous gesture, Frannie is gifted to Benham by the man who owns her, John Langton, and she is employed as a maid in the household much to her chagrin.
As the plot twists and turns, events take a fateful turn as the Benhams are found murdered in their beds, with Frannie lying next to Marguerite. Frannie is accused of murder but swears that she couldn’t possibly have killed her mistress because she was devoted to her. Dragged away to prison, Frannie attempts to piece together the events of that night. She is deep into a laudanum addiction and unclear about precisely what happened…
See The Confessions of Frannie Langton Trailer Below:
The trailer sets how The Confessions of Frannie Langton shows the injustice and racism existing in society, without being ashamed to show uncomfortable truths of our past. All this while she keeps us on edge at every second. The trailer reminds us of Bridgerton but in a less romantic and more cruelly realistic way. And we like it.
See Karla-Simone Spence’s Interview About The Confessions of Frannie Langton Below:
Karla-Simone Spence shared her opinion on which storyline is the most powerful in the show. With this question we wanted, apart from some goodies, for Karla to tell us about how The Confessions Of Frannie Langton shows history in a raw and real way, without fear of criticizing the British Empire, making a difference with other shows… and she doesn’t disappoint. Although there is no one better than Karla to explain it.
Playing Frannie isn’t easy, and Karla-Simone Spence shares what it was like for her to play the leading lady from The Confessions Of Frannie Langton. In addition, she also confesses who she was inspired by to get into Frannie’s skin. And we love her answer!
Karla-Simone Spence is a lovely woman who is clear about how important it is that stories like the one we see in The Confessions Of Frannie Langton are told. Interviewing her was a pleasure that we are looking forward to repeating.
The Confessions Of Frannie Langton is now streaming on BritBox.