Interview With An Author – C. Allyn PiersonC. Allyn Pierson’s Website
CAP: Mr. Darcy- he is a complex character and his initial appearance of haughty reserve is covering a very interesting person. Most of all he is one of those rare men- he can admit he is wrong and change!
CAP: Pride and Prejudice, followed by Persuasion. I relate to Lizzy Bennet and her wit, but I also like for the underdog to win, i.e. little overlooked Anne Elliot who is far superior to the rest of her family.
CAP: I can’t do better than Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehles.
4) Who would be your perfect Elizabeth
CAP: See #3 JE played Elizabeth to perfection – witty without being snotty, attractive, but not so overwhelmingly beautiful that it would not make sense for Darcy to reject her. JE has a luminous quality when she meets Darcy again at Pemberley and you suddenly realize that she is lovely- truly a “beauty”
CAP: 1995 P&P- this version is the most perfect film adaptation I have seen- so many have added weird things that are not in the book and don’t make sense (like Judy Dench showing up at the Bennet house after everyone has gone to bed. The one thing I would have change is that I would have shown a little kissing as Darcy and Elizabeth take their long walk after she accepts him!
CAP: I would be guaranteed excellent conversation and a convivial atmosphere. Maybe I could find a wife for Colonel Fitzwilliam
CAP: JA character: Elizabeth Bennet, no question, but since Colin Firth is as old as I am, I probably would go for Richard Armitage as my Darcy (hey, we’re fantasizing here!)