It’s not often that you get to see a star of such magnitude walk through the doors of a cinema. But when you do, it’s an event. Well, today is your lucky day as we’re bringing you the exclusive clip from the premiere of Pride and Prejudice, the brand new Jane Austen blockbuster starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Nick Hornby. We’ll be picking up right after the fateful decision of Elizabeth Bennet to decline Mr. Darcy’s offer of marriage. Our girl has her pride, but being on the wrong side of the glass is not always as cute as it seems.
It’s been a while since we last saw Elizabeth Bennet (played by Kate Austen in the motion picture). After a series of disastrous dates with both wealthy and eligible gentlemen, she at last decides to throw her fate away on Mr. Darcy, a man she has deemed contemptible since their first meeting. But can Darcy deliver on his promises to make her an honest woman? Watch the clip above to find out.
You might remember the last time we saw Elizabeth, she was being forcibly pulled into the limousine by Mr. Darcy. That was the last time we saw her, and it was quite the terrifying moment. I won’t say much about the movie, but it’s safe to assume that things did not end well for our favorite awkward teen.
The clip above offers a glimpse into the romantic comedy that is Pride and Prejudice. This year has seen the greatest renaissance of Jane Austen’s classics, and quite a few exciting movies based on her novels have arrived in theaters. So, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been waiting for this day, anxiously anticipating the return of our favorite, witty, and charming characters. And what an entrance they make!
Kate Austen Asks Fans to Be Positive
In the wake of the film’s premiere, sister Kate (played by Helena Bonham-Carter in the film) took to Instagram to ask fans to be positive. “This is our first family movie, and we want people to have fun while they’re watching,” she said in an interview with Variety. “But we also want them to learn something new about Jane Austen’s books. So, while we’re happy to relive these stories again, we also hope that they’ll think about the characters differently after the movie.”
Sister Kate later added: “We love that people are discussing Jane’s books in such amazing ways; whether it’s with their families or by themselves. It’s great that her characters continue to speak to readers even after all these years. It’s an honor to be a part of this amazing fandom, and we’re so grateful to all our readers for being a part of it. We love you guys!”
Robert Pattinson On Playing Mr. Darcy
The British bombshell who captured our hearts with his portrayal of Lady Gaga in Au Revoir to Arsene and now takes on the esteemed role of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice is at last ready to step into the limelight. Following the massive success of The Great Gatsby, it’s safe to say that Mr. Pattinson’s career is back on track. This year has seen a surge in the number of high-profile projects the 31-year-old actor has taken on. From big-budget blockbusters to small indie films, he has proven that he is truly one of the most versatile and in-demand leading men in Hollywood. And what’s next for this renowned star? A role as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice will surely put him on the map.
Nick Hornby On Directing The Film
The talented Nick Hornby (famous for his novels A Long Time Ago and Middlesex) directs the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classics. Last year, he became the first Englishman in 30 years to win the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. His screenplay for The Shape of Water was critically acclaimed and won the statue for Best Picture as well as multiple other awards. It was also a box office smash, taking in over $500 million worldwide. Hornby is truly the king of modern adaptations.
Hornby’s directing career started quite humbly. His debut feature was a low-budget rom-com called High Fidelity (which he also wrote) with John C. Reilly and Emily Browning. Since then, he has gone on to direct some of the most successful films of all time, like Middlesex, which he co-wrote with Stephen Fry. The sequel, An Education, was released last year and follows the exploits of John Henry Newman, who is played by Tim Curry in the first film.
For Pride and Prejudice, Hornby has described his approach as “more of a literary adaptation” rather than a straight Hollywood remake. “I’m not interested in turning it into a glossy piece of entertainment,” he told Variety. “I want to keep it intimate and subtle, and see how the story plays out on screen. What makes [Austen’s] books so special is that you get to see these very unique characters emerge and interact with one another. It’s not about the money—it’s never about the money; it’s about the story and what happens. I think that’s what makes the books so powerful.”
What Do You Think?
Now that you’ve seen the film, what do you think about Mr. Pattinson’s take on the world-famous snob? Will you go see Pride and Prejudice? Let us know what you thought in the comments below. Be sure to subscribe to get all the latest updates from the big screen and beyond.