Watching this trailer for BBC Four’s “Burton & Taylor” starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, I do and I don’t see Taylor in Carter’s performance. Carter has such a uniquely expressive face that I can’t help but see her and her myriads of kooky characters rather than the person I would otherwise recognize as Taylor.
I’m not sure if this will take me out of the moment while watching “Burton & Taylor” whenever it finds its way stateside, but I can say I am, at the very least, curious to see how the film turns out simply because Cooper and Carter seem like an interesting pairing and the story itself should be intriguing enough for those familiar with those remotely familiar with the beginnings of the Liz & Dick relationship.
The film is directed by Richard Laxton and rather than focusing on the tumultuous introduction of the two during the marking of Cleopatra, the story focuses on their Broadway production of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” some twenty years later.
Check out the trailer below.
[via Bleeding Cool]