Monday, May 26, 2014

Freya Mavor talks about 'New Worlds' and Jamie (February 2014)

Daily Mail - "We meet her on her 21st birthday, when she’s about to become a woman," says Freya. "Until that point she has been living a sheltered life, blissfully unaware of the horrors that are going on in England – but that’s about to change."

Indeed, an outlaw turns up at her 21st birthday party hoping to rob the guests to raise funds to buy weapons and supplies for the anti-monarchist cause. He sees that there might be political and monetary advantages in abducting Beth, and carries her off.

"She puts up a fight, of course, but the truth is that there’s an instant attraction between them. She’s going to fall in love with him but she’s also going to experience a total political awakening."

Freya giggles at my suggestion that there could be worse things than being abducted by Jamie Dornan, who plays the outlaw and idealist Abe. He’s the Northern Irish actor who came to our attention as the oddly appealing psychopath in the BBC thriller The Fall and is about to go global in the leading role of Christian in 50 Shades of Grey.

Like Freya, he too has a background in modelling, with clients such as Calvin Klein. "When I knew I’d been cast, I Googled him and up came all these pictures of him half naked! I was taken aback and a little bit intimidated," she confesses. "But when I finally got to work with him he was the nicest, funniest, most laid-back man in the world. Honestly, Jamie is a babe."

"New Worlds is a passionate story and yet the love scenes are simply hinted at – the touch of a hand, the glimpse of some flesh. It’s a lot sexier than a full-on love scene."

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