Home Entertainment Dakota Fanning and Andrew Scott Gush Over Their Friendship and Enjoying Frenemies in ‘Ripley’ (Unique)

Dakota Fanning and Andrew Scott Gush Over Their Friendship and Enjoying Frenemies in ‘Ripley’ (Unique)

Dakota Fanning and Andrew Scott Gush Over Their Friendship and Enjoying Frenemies in ‘Ripley’ (Unique)


Dakota Fanning and Andrew Scott could play frenemies of their new present, nevertheless it’s nothing however love between the 2 film stars.

Speaking with ET’s Denny Directo from the premiere of their Netflix collection, Ripley, the Uptown Women actress, 30, and Fleabag star, 47, supplied equal reward for one another. The present — a brand new iteration of The Proficient Mr. Ripley novel — sees Scott because the titular character and Fanning as Marjorie “Marge” Sherwood. 

The pair mentioned that regardless of their characters being at odds all through the eight-episode restricted collection, they may not have picked higher scene companions for the mission. 

“Properly, we’re so fortunate that we’re associates in actual life and obtained alongside so effectively,” Fanning informed ET. “I believe now we have a really related means of working and I simply could not have requested for a greater individual to get to work with. And he is very not like his character, thank goodness.”

She added, “He is simply such a superb actor. There’s nothing he cannot do. Yeah, it was an actual pleasure.”

Andrew Scott and Dakota Fanning attend the 'Ripley' premiere in Los Angeles on April 3, 2024 – Getty Photographs

Scott — who obtained his huge break within the BBC Sherlock collection starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman — echoed Fanning’s doting feedback, saying that even with an err of hostility between their characters, they nonetheless had probably the most enjoyable two actors might have collectively. 

“Dakota is among the most enjoyable individuals you possibly can probably encounter,” the actor mentioned. “We had a good time having barely icy, skinny smile scenes with one another.”

The 1955 novel by Patricia Highsmith follows Scott’s character, a New York Metropolis grifter employed by the daddy of Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn) to deliver his son house to the USA and enlist him within the household enterprise. Issues take a darkish flip when Ripley finds himself having fun with the life-style somewhat an excessive amount of and decides he won’t let something get in the best way of his newfound happiness and freedom. 

For the brand new model, the present’s creators opted to present the basic story — which has been informed quite a few instances earlier than together with in a 1999 movie starring Matt Damon, Jude Regulation and Gwyneth Paltrow — a darker and extra sinister spin that can depart the viewers in suspense. The collection can also be set within the Nineteen Sixties and is in black and white, giving it a movie noir high quality.

Watch the trailer for Ripley, which premieres on Netflix on April 4, within the participant under: 

Throughout her interview with ET from the Ripley premiere, Fanning additionally commented on the upcoming anniversary of her movie with Denzel Washington, Man on Fireplace, which celebrates 20 years since its launch on April 21. The actress mentioned that she is honored to have been a part of the mission and to have lasting relationships together with her co-stars from that film to at the present time. 

“I am fortunate to know the entire Washington household and his youngest daughter [Olivia Washington] is certainly one of my closest associates, so I get to be part of their household and particular events, which is such a particular factor,” she mentioned. Fanning attended New York College alongside Olivia within the early 2010s.

The Struggle of the Worlds actress and Washington additionally simply reunited on one other mission, The Equalizer 3, which premiered in theaters in August. On the time, Washington, 69, and Fanning gushed equally about one another to ET whereas selling the movie. 

“Attending to work with Denzel once more 20 years later was so particular and [I] by no means anticipated that to occur and it was such a thrill that it did,” Fanning informed ET on Wednesday. “I am very fortunate to know all of them.”

Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington – VALERIE MACON/AFP through Getty Photographs

In the summertime, Washington shared that he was simply as impressed by Fanning now as a grown girl as he was once they first labored collectively for Man on Fireplace in 2004. 

“She is aware of hit the ball again over the web,” he mentioned on the time. “Sky is the restrict for her.”

If the sky will not be the restrict for the veteran actress, it is no less than the highest of a New York penthouse. In December, Selection reported that Fanning and her sister, Elle Fanning, had bought the rights to Paris Hilton’s memoir and have been adapting it right into a TV collection alongside A24. The deal — made by the sisters’ manufacturing firm Lewellen Photos — is believed to have been within the six-figure vary. 

ET requested Fanning — who will function an govt producer on the collection — what attracted her to the memoir and made her all for bringing it to the small display, to which she had a blunt however fully cheap three-word response. 

“Properly, it is Paris,” Fanning mentioned on the Ripley premiere. 

No phrase on writers, administrators or stars for the collection. 




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