Dakota Fanning & Andrew Scott Gushing About Their Friendship & Playing Enemies in ‘Ripley’ (Exclusive)

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Dakota Fanning & Andrew Scott Gushing About Their Friendship & Playing Enemies in 'Ripley' (Exclusive)

dakota fanning And Andrew Scott They may play enemies in their new show, but it’s nothing but love between the two film stars.

A conversation with ET’s Denny Directo from the premiere of His Netflix series, RipleyThe Uptown Girls Actress, 30, and Fleabag The 47-year-old star shared equal praise for each other. A new iteration of the show talented mr ripley The novel stars Scott as the main character and Fanning as Marjorie “Marge” Sherwood.

The pair said that despite the differences in their characters throughout the eight-episode limited series, they could not have picked better visual partners for the project.

“Well, we’re very lucky that we’re friends in real life and get along great with each other,” Fanning tells ET. “I think our work style is exactly the same and I couldn’t ask for a better person to work with. And he’s a completely different character, thank God.”

He added, “He’s such a brilliant actor. There’s nothing he can’t do. Yes, it was a real pleasure.”

Andrew Scott and Dakota Fanning attend ‘Replay’. Premieres in Los Angeles on April 3, 2024 – getty images

Scott–who got his big break at BBC sherlock The series – starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman – echoes Fanning’s heartfelt comments, saying that despite the fault of the animosity between their characters, she still had the most fun with the two actors together.

“Dakota is one of the funniest people you could possibly encounter,” the actor said. “We had a great time with each other in slightly icy, slightly smiling scenes.”

Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel follows the character Scott, a New York City grifter who is hired by the father of Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn) to bring his son home to the United States and join the family business. Was kept on. Things take a turn for the worse when Ripley finds herself enjoying the lifestyle a little too much and decides she won’t let anything get in the way of her newfound happiness and freedom.

For the new version, the show’s creators opted to give the classic story — which has been told many times before its inclusion in the 1999 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow — a darker and more sinister twist that shocked audiences. Will give in secret. The series is also set in the 1960s and is in black and white, giving it a film noir quality.

Watch the trailer for this replay, Which will premiere on Netflix on April 4. In the player below:

During his interview with ET replay premiereFanning also commented on the upcoming anniversary of her film Denzel Washington, flame manWhich is celebrating 20 years of its release on 21st April. The actress said she felt honored to be a part of this project and to have built lasting relationships with her co-stars from that film to today.

“I was fortunate to know the Washington family and their youngest daughter [Olivia Washington] She’s one of my closest friends, so I get to be a part of her family and special occasions, which is pretty special.” Fanning attended New York University with Olivia in the early 2010s.

the war of the Worlds The actress and Washington also just reunited on another project, equalizer 3, which premiered in theaters in August. At the time, Washington, 69, and Fanning This is how they told ET about each other While promoting the film.

“It was very special to work with Denzel again after 20 years [I] “Never thought this would happen and it was so thrilling that it happened,” Fanning told ET on Wednesday. “I’m so blessed to know all of them.”

Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington – Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Over the summer, Washington shared that he is as impressed by Fanning now as an adult woman as he was when they first worked together. flame man in 2004.

“She knows how to hit the ball back over the net,” he said at the time. “The sky’s the limit for him.”

If the sky isn’t the limit for the veteran actress, it’s at least the top of a New York penthouse. In December, Diversity It was reported that Fanning and her sister, elle fanning, had bought the rights to Paris Hilton’s memoir and was adapting it into a TV series with A24. The deal – made through the sisters’ production company Llewellyn Pictures – was believed to be in the six-figure range.

ET asked Fanning — who will serve as executive producer on the series — what attracted her to this memoir and got her interested in bringing it to the small screen, to which she responded with a blunt but entirely appropriate three words. I responded.

“Well, it’s Paris,” Fanning said Ripley Premiere.

No word on the series’ writers, directors, or stars.

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