To celebrate this weekend’s premiere of the BBC’s adaptation of The Line of Beauty on Logo, our friends over at AfterElton have interviewed Dan Stevens, the dreamy actor who plays the central character, Nick Guest.
Discussing the generational divide over gay “issues”, Guest’s woeful love life, and England in the 1980s. Of Guest, Stevens (pictured, in character) says:
…I did sympathize with Nick’s condition of just wanting to be completely absorbed and consumed by this fantasy world that he’s encountered. A world that initially he feels embodies all of his aesthetic ideals It’s beautiful, the way the story is constructed, in that this world slowly crumbles, and is left ringing quite hollow. And a lot of people’s memories of the ’80s were of quite a hollow, superficial decade. I don’t think that’s necessarily true, but it’s certainly an interesting facet of the decade, that money and power had all sorts of strange effects on the way people interacted and behaved.
Get excited for Sunday’s 10pm showing of Part One of The Line of Beauty by hopping on over and reading the entire piece.
We guarantee you’ll love it, or your money back. (Tricky, huh, because there’s no money involved!)