In this episode of Girls On Film Anna Smith does a deep dive into MR. MALCOLM’S LIST, a new release starring Zawe Ashton, Freida Pinto and Sope Dirisu, directed by Emma Holly Jones in her feature debut.
Anna talks to Emma Holly Jones about this Regency RomCom with a difference: about what it takes to get a first feature made, about historical accuracy versus depicting diverse female agency on screen and about casting and working with Freida Pinto and Zawe Ashton during lockdown.
Zawe Ashton joins Anna to talk about playing Julia Thistlewaite in MR. MALCOLM’S LIST opposite Freida Pinto as Selina Dalton. Zawe talks about her view of the film’s narrative, the pleasure of working with Freida Pinto and the other women in the film, and on making a movie in which female friendship is as important as the love interest.
UK listeners can watch MR. MALCOLM’S LIST in cinemas from 26 August 2022.