Last week, we spoke with actor Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris) and director Anthony Fabian (Louder Than Words), about their new film, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. The movie is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Paul Gallico, published in 1958.
In the 1950s in London, Mrs. Harris (portrayed by Academy Award Nominee Lesley Manville), a widowed cleaning lady falls in love with a Dior dress. She decides to go to Paris to buy her first Christian Dior couture dress and embarks on a Parisian adventure of a lifetime.
Lucas Bravo portrays André Fauvel, a shy, discreet, and caring accountant at Dior. André is secretly in love with a young model, Natasha (Alba Baptista). Mrs. Harris quickly becomes friends with André as they both help each other navigate their own feelings and dreams.
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris Interviews
You can watch the full interview down below:
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a joyous, enchanting, and warm story about friendship, prejudices, self-worth, loyalty, and reinventing oneself.
During our conversation with him, Lucas Bravo declared:
“I love the fact that he’s holding a secret, holding this secret love, it really felt like being a teenager (…), and also the clumsiness of him (…). There’s something so stiff about that suit, about the fact that he’s an accountant, but there’s no confidence at all in his persona, in his physicality.”
Anthony Fabian told us how thrilling it was for him and the cast to be granted access to some of the most iconic Dior archives for Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris:
“You feel as though you’re being given very special and privileged access. Dior has an entire building dedicated to their archives, and their history and heritage. They have a chief archivist, who was our guide through this beautiful history (…) and Jenny Beavan, who did the costumes, spent many many hours going through the ten years of his output, choosing the right balance of day wear, cocktail dresses, evening gowns.”
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is now in theaters!