Great news indeed about the casting for the characters coming to life in Darker and Freed. In a short time we have learn who is going to play Leila, Mrs Robinson and Gia. It means production is on and running.
I am specially happy about Kim Basinger addition as Mrs Robinson. Most of references are going to be done for “9 1/2 weeks”, that I saw it very young and I did remember as sexy, then I recently saw it again. It was actually a disappointment. The movie is obviously old and the stereotypes in the movie for the two main characters a total killer for my mood. Anyway coming back to the amazing Kim Basinger, LA Confidential is my favourite movie. If you have not seen it, you must. Not just she won the Oscar for it but the film is a masterpiece.
Then we have Leila, the zombie girl. Very apt. She was the first to come out in this article. But I would like to add a clarification about this line in the article:
“The Dark Shadows actress will play Leila, a woman who had been in a relationship with Jamie Dornan’s Christian, who is scarred both emotionally and psychically.”
Is it just me or when you read it like that it looks like she is been scarred by Christian? When in fact in the book is just the opposite. When life goes down really bad for Leila, in her madness she goes in pursuit of the attention of the only person she trust and knows is going to help her. Somewhere deep down she must know Christian may not love her the way she would like him to, but she also knows that although “master is dark” he cares and is not going to abandon her. And that in my opinion is also a kind of love and another reason for us to love Christian even more.
Then we have Ana’s insecurities related to Leila, that we totally get. But that is another story.
Last in the news has been Gia Matteo character. I don’t know anything about the actress Arielle Kebbel, but in the picture she looks the part.
And now we will just keep waiting for the second big revelation, first being Mrs Robinson, we need to wait for Jack.