Saturday 24 February 2018

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny mix Hollywood glamour with period style on chilly Irish shoot

Actresses Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny on the set of
Actresses Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny on the set of "Love and Friendship".
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Dublin's northside was given a touch of both Hollywood glamour and period style as the cameras began rolling on Kate Beckinsale’s latest movie.

The actress and Chloe Sevingy donned elaborate gowns to film scenes for Love and Friendship.

Despite the floor-length costumes, the pair were unable to fight off the cold Dublin air.

“They kept running back to the trailer for a hot water bottle and coats between takes because it was so cold,” a source told the Herald.

“They spent the day filming a scene involving a horse and carriage which was driven up a pathway.”

The movie is the first time that both actresses have reunited on-screen since they both appeared in the The Last Days of Disco.

In addition to her acting talents Sevingy has also enjoyed considerable success in the world of fashion design.

Beckinsale, who is best known for her role in Pearl Harbor, will take the lead as Lady Susan Vernon in the movie, while Sivingy plays her close confidante Alicia.

Set in the 1790s, the story centres on Lady Susan, a beautiful widow who visits her in-laws under a cloud of controversy and decides to find a new husband while there.

The Jane Austen adaptation will also star Stephen Fry, who will play Alicia’s husband, Mr Johnson while Twilight’s Xavier Samuel will also appear in the movie.

Director  Whit Stillman choose the Newbridge House in Donabate to film on-location scenes last week.

The capital is proving something of  a hotspot for well-known faces of late. Recently Jack Reynor and his co-star Rooney Mara were spotted filming on Dollymount Strand.

The Social Network star also found it hard to adjust to the Irish winter as she carried a hot water bottle around.

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