Wednesday, July 19, 2006

"Lizzie's Levi's"

We've already heard the paraphrased version in The Interview (question 76), but this peice of quotage came from The Observer in 2000. You can read the full text (behind the scenes info) at the Jane Austen Centre website.
These costumes were a hit with both audiences and the cast. Jennifer Ehle, who won the 1996 Best Actress BAFTA award for her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet, raved about the selection of dresses she was given, as well as the flexibility she had to choose what she wanted to wear. "There was one little dress that I used to wear a lot--just as today you would pull on a favorite pair of Levi’s or a well worn T-shirt", she says, "You don’t often get the chance to have a choice like that, and I was very grateful. My daily mix and match became part of the pleasure of making the series."

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