Anne is a feminist in a pre-feminist period. She’s a strong, independent character, someone who can cope. I wanted to play her as soon as I saw the word `haggard’ describing her. `Haggard’ - I can play haggard. I know what I look like first thing in the morning. I relish a job like this, starting off downtrodden and gradually blossoming.
Amanda Root on her role as Anne Elliot in Persuasion, interviewed in 1997. (via sangfroidwoolf)
persuasion (1995) → anne & mary
And the whole time all I could think was this
and then it very quickly escalated…
The Real Housewives of Jane Austen
*Thank you to the anon for bringing this to my attention.
Jane Austen Challenge » 3. Favorite Austen Book - Emma [2/2]Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.