Becoming Jane (2007)
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Gone With The Wind on big screen together with a sold out audience of around 650 people. It was a special screening to honor the 75 year old classic.
It was quite a thing to watch it in a movie theatre instead of small screen. I’ve never managed to see it like this before. The dramatic colours are vividly alive and in their right element there.
But to my surprise watching it with the crowd made the biggest impact on the experience. I never realised this controversial melodrama was actually a comedy. Or so you’d think judging by how the movie made us laugh every time Scarlett was acting like a spoiled brat. We even welcomed the introduction of a smiling Rhett Butler under the staircase of Twelwe Oaks with a hearty laughter.
Now I’d really like to watch 12 years a slave.
"When I’m slightly scared by a read, I know the character is for me," she says, adding that after reading Downton Abbey’s script, she initially found the prospect of playing Lady Mary terrifying. "I’m not that person, I thought," she says. "Then I realized that fear was actually good, that it whet my appetite."
Michelle Dockery, Angeleno Magazine, March 2014
Michelle Dockery attends the Non-Stop premiere in Los Angeles, CA on February 24,2014
Mary Crawley and Charles Blake