Holliday Grainger on “Cormoran Strike”: “I Had Been Dying to Get Out of a Corset”

Recent clues from J.K. Rowling herself suggest that we may soon get to watch the long-awaited Cormoran Strike BBC series. While we eagerly await the announcement of a premiere date, star Holliday Grainger – who plays Strike’s partner, Robin Ellacott – discussed her filming experience in a new interview.

Most of the interview focuses on Grainger’s role in the recently released My Cousin Rachel, an adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier, but the interviewer couldn’t help but sneak in a few questions about her role in Cormoran Strike (we don’t blame them!).

I just love Robin. One, it’s contemporary, and I had been dying to get out of a corset. Robin is the closest character to me that I’ve done for awhile. I just recognized myself and my friends in her. She displays the aspects of being a woman that my friends and I would certainly like to have. I just felt like a king with Robin, and I wanted to portray her.

Grainger also shared that, unsurprisingly, J.K. Rowling was heavily involved in the production of the show:

[S]he’d come to all of the read-throughs, and she was quite involved with watching all of the footage and giving feedback. It was great to be a part of a world that she has created. J.K. Rowling has created worlds that we all know and love.

Be sure to read the full interview for more details on Grainger’s other projects!

Jessica J.

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