[Photos: AKM/GSI, Splash]
Fug File: Fictional English Miniseries
first bit is here; the first Wills and Kate bits are here; the next bit is here, the SECOND Wills and Kate bit is here. This particular go-round includes Colin and Posh and Samuel L Jackson and The Hems! And also some full-on ridiculousness from Suki Waterhouse.
And with one well-employed caftan-esque ensemble, Gillian Anderson joins the cast of thousands in my unwritten, epic English Country House Weekend Party Murder/Romance/Time-Travel mini-series:
Obviously, she plays a HIGHLY eccentric American with a wandering accent and a tendency to go on at length about aliens, a habit of informing people over and over and over again that she is a medical doctor (she is particularly experienced at autopsies!), a nasty way of NEVER believing anyone with a less than perfectly rational story, and a hang-up for some handsome but paranoid weirdo she’s left behind in the States. She is actually a somewhat irksome houseguest, but at least her dress is FANTASTIC.
You guys know I love her. I mean, she is one of the stars of my Fictional English Countryside Weekend Party Murder/Romance/Time-Travel/Nazi Hunting/Comedy/Drama Miniseries, and I don’t funnel just ANY British celebrity into that, my most beloved but currently non-existent intellectual property. Dame Maggie Smith isn’t even in it! (That’s a lie. I just cast her as Matt Lewis’s meddling grandmother, who won’t release his trust fund until he marries someone she deems appropriate. Of course, eventually she will be won over by someone totally unsuitable, who nonetheless has refreshing moxie. Don’t worry. Although I might kill that Moxie-Having Unsuitable off in Part II: The War Comes and Ruins EVERYTHING.) But do I love this?
I kinda hate the shoes, but I kinda love the dress. I can’t help it. That color is just aces.
I actually think this is cute, although I’m not sure if it’s exactly proportioned perfectly for her:
Let’s be frank: I mostly want to lengthen the skirt and cast her in my oft-discussed, never written 1930s English Houseparty Weekend Miniseries Starring Neville Longbottom as the sassy younger sister of the Haley Atwell character, who fancies herself a great detective (very Flavia de Luce) and who — because she is poorly supervised as ALL children in English Houseparty Books/Miniserieses are — ends up at the bottom of a well or stuck on a folly in the middle of a lake in a storm or breaks her ankle on a moor or something and of course needs to get rescued by Neville Longbottom, because he has Secret Bravery and Great Sensitivity (that of course the War will beat out of him in the sequel; it will be quite moving). And this dress will be FABULOUSLY ruined by the inclement weather. And everyone on the internet will say both “wow, Brie Larson was kind of too old for that part,” but ALSO “did you ever think, watching 21 Jump Street, that Brie Larson could do such a great English accent?” It’s going to be great. Hire your dialect coach and start using moisturizer now, honey!