Margaret Atwood on camera

ecrivaine-margaret-atwoodThe author Margaret Atwood will make a tour in the past and on camera with the television adaptation of his novel Alias ​​Grace (Captive).

The legend of Canadian literature revealed that she will appear in the six-hour miniseries that will be presented on the CBC in Canada and on Netflix in the world.

Alias ​​Grace is based on the book of Ms. Atwood, who tells the story of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant young domestic worker who was convicted of murder in Upper Canada in 1843. It will be bleached after languished in prison during thirty years.

During an interview about the upcoming publication of his graphic novel Angel Catbird and its Hag-Seed novel, the writer said she would play a woman to frown in a scene taking place in the church.

The author recently visited the set to the costumes of the team to take its measurements. Filming his scene should take place on 16 August.

She said she was impressed with the attention to detail by the artisans of the miniseries.

“As a writer, it was easy for me. All I had to do is say: “He boarded the train.” But them, they must ask themselves: “What kind of train? What this train was he like? What looked inside this train? ‘ ”

Ms. Atwood also met the writer and producer of Alias ​​Grace, Sarah Polley, and the star of the miniseries, Sarah Gadon, and praised their contribution to the project, praising the quality of writing M Polley me and versatile game Ms. Gadon.

Another novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (The Handmaid) also been adapted for the small screen with actresses Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men and Samira Wiley Orange is the New Black.

The series, which is produced in the US by MGM Television and Hulu, should take the antenna in 2017.

“Summer camp”

The author 76 years old said that she had already written for television in the 70s and 80s, but she did not intend to offend.

“It looks a lot like a holiday camp, in the sense that if you love people and it’s nice and it’s a project that is important to you, it’s a wonderful experience, ‘she Explain. But if you do not like people and that is bad, your parents will not come get you, you’re stuck. It is a very fascinating experience that requires a lot of energy and, at my age, I think it is fair to say that it is for younger people. If you want to stay up all night drinking coffee, it’s a job for you. ”

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