Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Clemens liked wild Luhrmann role

Baz Luhrmann is 'brilliant', according to Great Gatsby cast member Adelaide Clemens

Adelaide Clemens has said it was something of a shock to work on Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby just after finishing another period drama Parade's End.

The Aussie actress went from playing a suffragette in BBC drama Parade's End, where she "couldn't show my wrists and ankles" to being catapulted into the "wild" 1920s in the new movie, where she stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher and Tobey Maguire.

Asked how it felt to leave the Parade's End set to work on the movie, based on the F Scott Fitzgerald novel, she told Collider: "It was perfect! It was really wonderful. It was a really weird experience, historically speaking, and the insight that I got.

"I couldn't show my wrists and ankles in Parade's End, and then I was flung into The Great Gatsby, where I was standing on tables. It was the 1920s, which is such a wild period in time."

She said of the Moulin Rouge director: "He's so brilliant. It was such an exciting project. I'm really excited to see it!"

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