FLAUNT – Representing one-half of one of the most infamous couples of the 20th century—and contributing to the folklore of the outlaws who captured the hearts and minds of American society—is Holliday Grainger. The actress, who plays Bonnie Parker in the mini-series Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive, dissects the toxic dovetailing of sexuality and violence that form the crux of the tale. “There’s a metaphor for that passionate love,” she says of the fateful nature of their gun powder-sparked union and their premature and explosive demise.
Told over the course of two 120-minute episodes, Dead and Alive explores the significance of sexuality and violence within the framework of society, as it follows the notorious Depression-era lovers robbing banks together across the central United States. Grainger notes, “When you’re so passionately in love it’s like an explosion. It’s like a gun blast. Life or death. It’s just that living on the edge, the excitement of this spontaneous live-or-die impulse. The two of them were so young as well, so the strength of that first love, and a love knowing no bounds…and their love for each other gave them the strength to take them out of the existence of the Depression-era America.”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – It wasn’t just the story of the his-and-hers killing spree that brought attention to the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. The look of both characters — Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) in her beret, tight sweater and pencil skirt and Clyde (Warren Beatty) in his chalk-stripe suit — earned costume designer Theadora Van Runkle an Oscar nomination and inspired a ’30s throwback fashion trend.
Next month, Bonnie and Clyde get the Lifetime treatment in a two-night miniseries starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger. Legendary wardrobe designer Marilyn Vance (The Untouchables, Pretty Woman, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink) created more than 100 costumes for the title pair in the small screen retelling, and now online boutique Rue La La has unveiled a collection of clothes, shoes, and accessories inspired by the stylish Depression-era outlaws.
Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Bonne and Clyde wardrobe closet guided by Vance herself and get a first look at some of the pieces in Rue La La’s Bonnie and Clyde clothing line after the jump.
Bonnie and Clyde premieres December 8 and will air simultaneously on Lifetime, A+E, and The History Channel, but you can start dressing the part now, thanks to a new fashion collaboration between the Lifetime network and Rue La La.
NYPOST — Here’s your first exclusive on-set look at Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger — starring as American outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the upcoming miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde.” Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron thought they were creating the miniseries just for the History Channel. But when they completed filming, they got a call that “Bonnie & Clyde” would be much bigger. “The Lifetime people said, ‘We think this script is really great and we’d like to share it and we said, ‘Oh, wow, two networks!’ ” Zadan recalls. “Then, A&E contacted us and said, ‘It’s no longer two networks, it’s three networks.’ ”
“We think we’re going to get a big, big, big audience for this,” Meron adds. The massive, four-hour, two-night event will be simulcast across History, A&E and Lifetime Sunday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 9.
Sophie McShera of Downton Abbey will play the other stepsister in the newest Cinderella adaptation!
It appears that director Kenneth Branagh has found another stepsister with Sophie McShera. She stars in “Downtown Abbey” and joins Lily James in the title role with Cate Blanchett who will be playing the wicked stepmother and Richard Madden, “King of Thrones” star will be Prince Charming, and Holliday Grainger is ”The Borgias” star, will be the other stepsister. We have yet to see who will gracefully fill in the lively role of the Fairy Godmother but roles are filling up fast.
Now most people think of the story based on the Disney’s original 1950 animated classic, but there are many variations that go back as far as the 1st century BC. Be sure to check out this version and see if your local theater mates are willing to make any updates. The more unique you present yourself the better your talents shine! If you are looking to be an extra on this set, keep in mind that shooting is expected to be this fall in London so that the picture can be released in 2014.