Evanna Lynch on her new role in “Houdini”
Playing Bess, the wife of Harry Houdini, is no small feat. Add to the fact that this is not a movie role, but rather the actress’s first stage part, and you can imagine it would be intimidating. Evanna sat down for an interview with The Irish Post to explain her thoughts on Houdini.
Cast opposite of Evanna in the role of Harry Houdini is stage, television, and film actor Jamie Nichols. Prior to the interview, the role had not been cast and Evanna seemed nervous about the chemistry, considering the real life Bess and Harry were inseparable.
“They were two vagabonds just travelling around and they went to England and they went to Germany and it was just them and so to have that bond was so… I think it’s important like, obviously, not that I fall in love with this person, but just to feel [something]. Yeah. So I hope that goes well.”
While she is nervous about the live aspect of the play, it seems to be something that excites her as well.
“It’s a lot of responsibility in that you can’t change it, it’s not been edited to make you look good. It’s just you. It’s very pure, it’s raw.”
Click here to read the entire interview with The Irish Post or visit the official Houdini website to learn more about the play and purchase tickets.
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