It’s been a breathless few months for Elizabeth Debicki and it shows no sign of slowing down. The Australian converses from her apartment in Brooklyn, where she’s having a momentary break from learning lines for her next role. She’s just finished filming on one of her biggest roles to date—playing Diana, Princess of Wales, in the upcoming season of The Crown— and next week, she’s back on set with James Gunn, filming the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Sitting on the floor, leaning against her sofa, and grabbing a quick slice of pizza, Debicki says she’s happy to be busy and among people again after a “surreal” lockdown spent largely alone. “At a certain point in the pandemic, I was super isolated,” Debicki says. She speaks slowly, in low tones, considering every question pensively, replying thoughtfully and reflectively. “It was before I’d gone back home to see my family and [because] of a number of factors, I went through this passage of time on my own. It’s incredible how your sense of self dissolves and becomes quite swampy and murky when you’re not touched or witnessed by people.”
Another of Elizabeth’s new projects has had a new trailer release! Alongside fellow Australian Margot Robbie, Elizabeth is playing the rabbit character of one in a set of triplets called ‘Mopsy‘. Margot and Daisy Ridley provide the voices of the sisters, ‘Flopsy‘ and ‘Cottontail‘.
The synopsis can be seen below:
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door. James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.
I’ve been impatiently waiting to see Elizabeth starring in any of the trailers for the second GOTG film and have always been disappointed. However tonight, during the SuperBowl in America, a special minute long preview was released and right at the start, we got our first glimpse of Elizabeth!
Elizabeth portrays the character Ayesha, also known as Kismet and Her. According to Wikipedia, in the movie itself, Ayesha is ‘the golden High Priestess and the leader of the Sovereign people, who enlists help of the Guardians.’
Check out the video below (with Elizabeth’s brief appearance) and also the screencaps I have added to the gallery!
As a special issue of the magazine dedicated to hair, Elizabeth covers next years first issue and also has an interview and beautiful photoshoot featured inside. Below is a snippet:
…Elizabeth’s Debicki’s turn as Jed in the BBC One drama attracted six million viewers per episode. In the interview, Debicki discussed being directed by a woman [Susanne Bier]: ‘Would I have played the same character had a man been directing me? I don’t know. Susanne was able to understand and embrace the femininity of the female characters and not objectify them, and that’s why women responded to the show as well. Is a man capable of that? Yes, of course. I can’t walk around and say, “I would rather be directed by a woman,” because that’s not the case. For me, it’s about the person – and their sensitivity and intelligence – it’s not about gender. But, the amount of women who are directing TV and film is disproportionate, and it has to change.’
You can find the magazine scans and photoshoot images in the gallery.
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Exciting news that Elizabeth is making her first ever appearance at these awards! She shall be attending with Tom Hiddleston, her ‘The Night Manager’ co-star.
Please keep an eye on the site/gallery as we shall hopefully be posted HQ images, news etc from the event, happening tonight in the UK!
Elizabeth is currently starring alongside Mark Strong in the UK play ‘The Red Barn’ and images have been released. Reviews have also been released, and I’m so happy that Elizabeth is getting very positive reviews! Below I have included links to the images (hope to have UHQ versions in the coming days):
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The following are snippets of reviews posted online.
The Australian actor has won warm praise for her “enigmatic” performance in David Hare’s new play The Red Barn.
Elizabeth Debicki, the exciting young Australian actor who first came to prominence as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film The Great Gatsby, has won critical praise for her performance in David Hare’s new play The Red Barn at the Lyttelton Theatre, Royal National Theatre in London.
The acting is also brilliantly sophisticated. The cast give subtle, chilling performances which constantly have you guessing their motives, unsure of what they might do next. Mark Strong plays Donald Dodd, a Connecticut lawyer, whose old friend, Ray Sanders, died after the two men and their wives were caught in a snow storm on the way back from a New Year’s Eve party.
A fan was also lucky enough to meet Elizabeth at the afterparty: