We should never diminish the power of fictional stories. Do not apologize for being moved by movies, TV shows, theater, art, books, or even a webseries that puts out 5 minute episodes twice a week. Jump into them whole-heartedly and let them transform you. Let them be your friends. Why not? They want to be yours.
❝ ‘In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.’ Elizabeth’s astonishment was beyond expression. She stared, coloured, doubted, and was silent. ❞ - Pride and Prejudice
Just taking a moment to show my appreciation on how amazing it’s been working with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries team especially on a wild day we just had.
The actors are lights out, the writers are stellar, the production team is incredible, and the transmedia team continues to innovate.
We at The Lizzie Bennet Diaries have a policy of embracing the medium and making bold, daring moves in retelling our classic narrative. But today was something else. We arguably dropped two of our most daring moves ever on the same day within 6 hours of one another. It’s risky and I have never been more nervous for the story.
Today’s two pronged story moves had the involvement of everyone. It was incredible to watch unfold and it was exciting to see the fans react to it all. I’ve never been @replied so much on twitter in one single day. It’s a fantastic feeling.
And the day truly became the day “when everything changes.”
Special thanks to Wes and MK for putting themselves out there like they did. Actors are put in the most vulnerable position in our industry with stuff like this. Please understand and appreciate the amount of strength and courage it takes to have the image of their likeness portrayed like that.
And finally thank you cast, crew, writers, creative team, and fans for being a part of the most exhilarating and exhausting storytelling day of my life. A day I’ll never forget. You’re all incredible and…