11 thoughts on “WCW: Elizabeth McGovern

  1. I will love her forever for being Snow White in the Fairie Tale Theatre episode.

    Her Cora was classyness personified. In the first season there is a moment where she mentions to her husband that he fell in love with her in their first year of marriage. It is a simple line and McGovern gave the scene such warmth.

    1. Yes! That was the first thing I knew her in. I loved (still love) that episode. <3 :)

    2. I’d love to see a prequel to Downton and learn how Cora and Violet learned to become allies. I can’t imagine Violet initially liked her or her background, apart from the money, but the first episode of D.A. makes it clear that the two of them had built a pretty good relationship over the years, setting mutual goals, etc.

  2. She’s really not well cast as Marguerite (in the book, Marguerite had red gold hair, just FYI). As for the Wharton film — it’s almost impossible to do a good movie of a non-genre novel. In Wharton’s novels (which I adore), the “action” is all MENTAL, and it’s really hard to get that across on screen. So one’s left with pretty pictures — the 1990s Age of Innocence had magnificent costumes, but still — just pretty pictures. I wish they hadn’t been so reverent about the book (although the Archers wouldn’t have had such a huge house!); I long to see the actual scene when May tells Ellen about the baby!

  3. She was so radiant in Once Upon a Time in America!! The costumer in that movie really loved must have loved her, because he draped her in such wonderful outfits.

  4. I read the Chaperone and it was really good with some unexpected twists. Hope the film lives up to the book.

    1. I was just coming here to post the same thing! I can’t wait to see how it translates to the screen.

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