Kelly Macdonald calls onscreen husband Matthew Macfadyen a ‘hoot’ in the role of Oblonsky, Anna’s brother:
“He’s played Oblonsky in just the right way: charismatic, frustrating, lovable – and selfishly addicted to passion.”
Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Dolly’s corrupt husband, Stiva Oblonsky, was a major source of mirth.
‘I couldn’t look at him without giggling, because he just looked like a big daft dog,’ she laughs. ‘He has all this silly facial hair, and is always looking apologetically at Dolly because he’s screwed up again and been caught with another woman, or whatever. I had never worked with Keira before, and she’s totally incredible,’ she continues, sounding just a tiny bit star struck.
“If you have to ask, you’ll never know. If you know, you need only ask.”
Anna Karenina has been listed in the International/North American Premieres for this year TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) which runs from September 6th until the 16th:
International preems include Joe Wright’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s epic novel starring Keira Knightly, “Anna Karenina”; Chen Kaige’s female-driven rumor-mill story “Caught in the Web”; Marco Bellocchio’s “Dormant Beauty”; Ana Piterbarg’s Viggo Mortensen-starrer “Everybody Has a Plan”; and Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg’s “Kon-Tiki.”
Now we only have to hope that, as for Pride and Prejudice TIFF premiere in 2005, Matthew Macfadyen will attend!
She’ll be ruined.
Kelly Macdonald as Dolly Oblonksy in Anna Karenina (2012)
Matthew Macfadyen in Anna Karenina (2012)
Finally, we can see Matthew Macfadyen’s Stiva Oblonsky in the trailer and you can also watch a better quality of what we saw when we had the first glimpse a month ago!
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—Is this what you’re wearing to the premiere?
—No, I’m fancy! I’ve got another dress to wear.