Wednesday 13 December 2017

Rachel Weisz unaware of Hypatia

Rachel Weisz didn't know anything about Hypatia
Rachel Weisz didn't know anything about Hypatia

Rachel Weisz has admitted she knew nothing about Greek scholar Hypatia, whom she portrays in Agora.

The Mummy star told the Daily Mirror: "I must confess I'd never heard of Hypatia - I now know that she was heroine for the romantic poets in the 18th century, but I didn't know anything about her."

But she said yes to the part because it "seemed too unusual, unique, wonderful and bold to say no to".

Rachel - who has three-year-old son Henry with her fiance, Oscar-winning director Darren Aronofsky - brought the family to Malta as she filmed Agora.

"Henry wasn't even in pre-school at that point, so he came with me," she continued.

"We rented a little apartment overlooking the sea and Darren worked on his film [The Wrestler]. We were a family and we went to work every morning. He went off to edit Mickey Rourke and I went off to battle religious intolerance in the fourth century."

She added: "Then we had dinner and put Henry to bed. It was kind of bonkers - but how dreamy!"

:: Agora is in cinemas now.

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