Today is the day to watch the amazing production of episode 1 of Bonnie & Clyde! And believe me, it was definetly worth the wait as it is amazing!!! Keep your eyes on the site, as screencaps will be up as soon as possible For now, a few interviews:
Holly has made a few interviews through the last days ! Find a few quotes and the original sources for the full interview:
America’s Most Infamous Sweethearts Return: Bonnie & ClydeMarie Claire: Take us back to when you got the call that you landed the part, what was your firstthought?Holliday Grainger: When I first got the call I actually burst into tears. I think it’s because she’s such an American icon and I’ve never done an American role before. And I’ve never gotten a part off of an audition tape before.
MC: Wait, you got the part off of an audition tape?
HG: Yes, I mean you tape yourself on so many auditions and you send them off into the ether and you never hear back. And then I got this call that I got the part. I was absolutely shocked. And then that turned into slight terror.
MC: Wow, that is something! Did you start preparing right away? I mean after the shock and terror wore off of course.
HG: By the end of that day I had already called up an American accent coach and then I started going to ballet lessons and researching panic attacks and I bought so many biographies about Bonnie & Clyde. And then started watching all the old movies and listening to the songs that Bonnie talked about in her diary. I went sort of full force into Bonnie & Clyde land.
Picking Up a Gun and an Accent
Holliday Grainger on Becoming Bonnie Parker
Q. You’re British. Why the American Bonnie?
A. It was my favorite script in ages, and the first in quite a while that I kind of went: “She’s me. I want this role.” Every mirror I passed, I was acting out Bonnie to myself. When I got offered the part, I was partly elated, partly shocked, partly terrified.
Did you do research for the role?
I got a voice coach, three or four biographies, and watched a few documentaries. I read excerpts from Bonnie’s diaries and letters and downloaded songs she mentions in them. I had to learn about panic attacks, and I went back to ballet and dance lessons and did gun training as well.
So you know how to handle a gun now?
I can handle a gun, yeah. I was so scared when I started with the accent — I’d never done American — and with loading the gun. But within a week of shooting, running around and speaking a Texas accent, you’re so involved in the scene that you don’t notice the gun in your hand.
Holliday will be with Emile Hirsch on The View on December 2nd promoting Bonnie & Clyde!
Guest co-host Kirstie Alley; actors Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger.
Are you as excited as me, as this is the first Talk Show Holly is in?
Plus Bonnie & Clyde will be the theme to be featured today on Project Runway All Stars :
9 p.m., LIFETIME: Project Runway All Stars — The designers work in pairs to create looks inspired by the 1930s and the new miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde,” which stars Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger and comes to Lifetime and other cable outlets next month. Designers Austin Scarlett and Elie Tahari and supermodel Bar Refaeli are the guest judges in the new episode “Partners in Crime.”
Holliday Grainger is her generation’s big-screen corset queen.
The 25-year-old British actress has poured herself into glorious — and gloriously painful — period garb for films such as Jane Eyre (2011); the Showtime series The Borgias (2011-13); and, most recently, a film adaptation of Great Expectations.
Along the way, she has several times crossed paths with her predecessor, Helena Bonham Carter, with whom she co-starred in Magnificent 7 (2005), among others.
“If anyone wants to compare me to Helena, that’s very fine with me,” Grainger said.
Grainger and Bonham Carter play Anastasia and the Fairy Godmother, respectively, in Cinderella, for which filming is underway. But, in Mike Newell’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations, they’re cast as the manipulative Estella and the woman who adopted her, Miss Havisham.
Grainger will also appear in the upcoming cable movie Bonnie & Clyde, in which she plays outlaw Bonnie Parker. The film is to be shown Dec. 8-9 on A&E, Lifetime and History.
For Bonnie & Clyde, she leaps ahead about a century. The four-hour miniseries casts her alongside Emile Hirsch as Parker’s lover and partner in crime, Clyde Barrow.
Grainger goes full moll, robbing banks, brandishing a machine gun and speaking in a Texas accent. The role, she said, “terrified” her heading into the shoot.
“When I got the phone call saying I’d gotten the part, I was thrilled — and then fear set in. I was like ‘These Americans I’ve never met are trusting me to play an American icon. I hope they like my American accent.’”
Though new to American television, the actress made her TV debut at age 6 on the 1994 BBC series All Quiet on the Preston Front. She has been working since.
The official video of Bang Bang cover by Nico Vega is out ! See it here.
Plus Holly is going to be featured, as well as Emile on Flaunt US December 2013 issue! Be sure to get your copy, and find one more photo over out gallery from the shoot: