Recently I saw interviews of the cast of Pride and Prejudice 2005 and enjoyed once again the camaraderie of the individuals involved. I think that’s why I enjoy the 2005 version as much as I do as the happiness and pleasure the cast had while filming brought them together as a family.
Sometimes you might read of the cast of a film that enjoyed working together or even had the opposite experience of hating each other. Other times, they work together, produce a movie, then move on to something else.
The cast of 2005 loved working with each other even to the point that one of them said she wished they were a real family together. And that connection is what impresses me every time I watch that movie.
Yes, 2005 has taken a lot of flack: not accurate, not Jane Austen, not this, not that and more. And, yet, it does get the points across: Elizabeth’s humor and impertinence; Darcy’s pride and even his shyness; Lydia’s flightiness, etc.
Time being a factor, events were compressed, and an abbreviated version was produced. It’s a very romantic version with lovely filming. It has a bit of symbolism that also gets the story told as well. After all, it took the BBC 1995 version six hours to even give a large portion of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and still, some of it wasn’t even in Austen’s book.
The cast of the 2005 version loved working together and had a blast doing it. This is what makes that movie work. 🙂
Click on the link to listen to the interviews and enjoy the comments about the other cast members, and let me know what you think in your comments below.