• Lola Bessis Gets in Character

    30 days ago - By WWD

    “If you have bad skin, you will not find a husband.”
    Lola Bessis was reflecting on one of her character's lines in “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” set for a Friday U.S. release. “At some point one of the girls asks me if she can take off her hat and I say, ‘Absolutely not, a woman is only given the one complexion, she must protect it.'”
    The six-part miniseries is a remake of Peter Weir's classic 1975 film, itself an adaptation of the well-known Australian novel. Set in the early 20th century, the show reflects a vein of expectations about female beauty and chastity that has - at least in some...
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