Elizabeth Debicki Talks The Man from U.N.C.L.E


Elizabeth Debicki Talks The Man from U.N.C.L.E.!!!

CelebNMusic247.com has some highlights from Elizabeth Debicki, who played Victoria in the remake of the 1960 TV series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The 24 year old Glamazon, Elizabeth Debicki, who reminds us of Paris Hilton, spoke to Moviehole.net about her role in Guy Ritchie’s

You might remember Elizabeth, who played vacuous golf enthusiast Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby opposite Leonardo Di Caprio, but in The Man from U.N.C.L.E she shines bright as the villainess Victoria Vinciguerra.

Here are some highlights from her interview:

Elizabeth speaks on her role as Victoria:

“I play Victoria Vinciguerra. She’s English. She’s a sort of self-made woman who’s married into the Vinciguerra fortune and her husband has no idea what she’s doing with their money. She’s an antiquities dealer where she also meddles in nuclear weaponry, as you do. She’s kidnapped her father, Gaby’s father, to build weapons she’s going to sell. She brings the evil in Man From UNCLE, so the spies are really trying to stop her plot.”

How was the set and shoot?

“Oh it was dreadful. It’s so hard being in Italy.

No, it was completely lovely. It was like one of those ones where you have to pinch yourself because it’s just ‘oh thank you, and the coffee was excellent’. There was a wonderful vibe on set. I think we all worked pretty well with each other.”

Did you put some of your own personality into the characters?

“[Laughing] Yes, well, I wasn’t acting at all.

Guy opens up a space for you as an actor where you can be spontaneous. And then I think when you are being spontaneous or improvising lines sometimes you say ‘actually maybe I think she wouldn’t do that, she might do this’, I think you end up coming out more in the character. I mean, you have to draw on your own experience or your own sense of humour, so I think our individual senses of humour are represented in the characters.”




Did you have any familiarity with the TV show when you signed on?

“No, I got the job and called my mum and said ‘I’m doing this movie called The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘ She went ‘ The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? I used to watch it when I was a kid’. So I had never heard of it.”

Did you wonder to yourselves at any point how you’re going to sell a 35-year-old TV show remake to audiences today?

“No, I didn’t have any doubt that it would be fabulous because I think when we were making it, we knew it really pays homage to the ’60s spy genre. It has so many wonderful stereotypes and clichés which we owned.

I mean we go and see the movie guys because you want to see those things, you want to see a villain in a swivel chair, you want to see things blowing up, you want to see that because it’s fun and it’s what you love about those films. But it’s with Guy’s vision so it’s slightly unorthodox and a matter of cutting things together or mashing up an image with a sound track you wouldn’t expect. So I always knew we were going to make something that was going to be entertaining and fun but grounded.”

how do you have to make the film relate to the trappings and clichés of the genre?

“I think you want to embrace the clichés. When I started making this I think you go through process where you might doubt yourself, you really question who this character is you’re playing when you’re rehearsing and preparing things.

I told myself not to reinvent the wheel. There’s a reason those things are so enduring. There’s a reason why we want to see those things. There’s a reason why so many spy films are out this year because it’s a wonderful genre and it has its calling cards. If you can embrace those and put your own spin on it that’s when I think it gets interesting and that’s what I feel like we’ve done with this film.”

Talk about the fashion in the movie, it seems to be a real touchstone.

“There’s much less fabric than A Royal Affair, which made it easier to move. I’ve always had a romantic view of the ’60s and the fashion. My mum was young at the time and I always look back on our photos and I loved the idea of playing the kind of role.

To be doing this film was amazing especially seeing all the clothes and dressing firsthand. We had about 200 extras dressed up in period clothes, all the shop windows were period, all the beautiful vintage sports car. To get that chance to step out the doors and turn around and be transferred into another time, it’s a pretty amazing feeling.”

Were you comfortable playing the villain?

“Yeah, too comfortable [Laughs]. The really great thing about playing a villain is you’re always one step ahead, so that twist is fun, it’s quite thrilling to play. And then, you know, obviously villains have the best lines. But she’s a really strong female character with a great sense of humour and I think she’s kind of aware of the absurdity of who she is and her profile in the world that she uses to her advantage.”

Read the FULL interview at MovieHole.net

You can expect more greatness from Elizabeth Debicki, since she has two more high profile roles to come this year – as Lady Macduff in Justin Kerzel’s (Snowtown) ”Macbeth” opposite Michael Fassbender, and in mountain climbing adventure drama ”Everest”.