‘Promising Young Woman’: How Director Emerald Fennell & Carey Mulligan Concealed a Timely Truth Bomb Amid ’90s Nostalgia https://t.co/yYcdFBs48e— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 13, 2021
- 'Promising Young Woman' was written and directed by Emerald Fennell (you might know her from her role as Camilla on The Crown). It's a revenge fantasy thriller that revolves around Mulligan's grief-stricken character, Cassie, who is on a mission to expose sexual predators.
- The review describes it thusly: 'Styled like an entrancing ’90s romcom, it wrongfoots the viewer at every turn with its fluffy-sweatered, heart-printed world, punctuated by cupcakes and pop songs.'
- The film is backed by Margot Robbie's production company, LuckyChap, who were early believers in the story's concept.
- On the ending, Mulligan says, [Mild spoilers]“Emerald was steadfast about it from the beginning. She was absolutely clear,” [...] “And I’m sure she heard objections. Even when we were working on it, [the crew] were saying, ‘Oh, I just wish [that didn’t happen].’ But that’s just not reality. The film does live in this slightly heightened world, and I think there’s a tendency for people to want that to carry over into the storyline. But the storyline stays in truth. And I’m so proud of Emerald for standing firm on that.”
Did you watch this ONTD? What did you think?