HBO’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, the new six-episode variation of the smash hit novel by Audrey Niffenegger, follows wedded couple Clare Abshire (Leslie) and Henry DeTamble (James), whose marriage is confounded by time travel.
Composed by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock) and coordinated by David Nutter (Game of Thrones), the series likewise stars Desmin Borges as Gomez and Natasha Lopez as Charisse.
Preceding joining The Time Traveler’s Wife, James and Leslie momentarily cooperated on Downton Abbey, however, James as a matter of fact doesn’t remember their experience.
(Leslie depicted housemaid Gwen Dawson, while James played Mr. Kemal Pamuk in a little season 1 curve.)
“We did, didn’t we, Theo?” Leslie asked, it was raised to giggle when the goody.
“Obviously we met on Downton Abbey however I didn’t recall it,” James admitted. “Perhaps this is on the grounds that I was exceptionally anxious! Rose was in the show, I was only sort of transient.”
Years after their Downton experience, the team will hit the little screen in the most recent translation of Niffenegger’s book.
As Leslie and James make sense of, the appreciation for the story and the content was quick, with James adding that having Moffatt, Nutter and HBO behind the task made it much seriously alluring.
“Every one of the containers were ticked,” Leslie told ET’s Lauren Zima.
“Theo and I have both said that just by perusing the [script] while we were trying out, it truly pounded home the way that we couldn’t imagine anything better than to have been a piece of this venture thus we endeavored to get it.”
Be that as it may, it won’t be the initial Time Traveler’s Wife, as the novel was recently rejuvenated on the big screen in the 2009 film with Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. Leslie wasn’t stressed over any expected correlations between the show and the film.
“I haven’t seen the film thus I can’t draw any examinations… be that as it may, I unquestionably read the book after I realized I would play Clare,” she said. “However, I likewise didn’t have any desire to overpower myself with such a large number of forms of what this character is. I feel that Steven’s composing is exceptionally rich.
It is incredible. There’s profundity to it. There’s steady subtext to it and that was enough for me to feel like I was doing equity to Clare in this transformation, as opposed to having lots of various renditions of her in my mind. What’s more, I felt the book was sufficient to draw on her past and her childhood for me. Be that as it may, depicting her, I bounced on Steven’s words.”
Part of the snare for the time-traveling story implies James’ Henry, who is pushed to and fro through the time continuum, figures out himself stripped each opportunity he awakens – – regardless of where in the course of events he is.
“Fortunately it was not wintering so that helped me out,” James joked when gotten some information about his personality’s crude doors. “It’s such a lot of a piece of the DNA of the story that it didn’t feel odd.
What’s more, one thing we truly chipped away at was attempting to make this thought of time travel as established as could be expected so when he time travels, he gets tossed into some other time.
He doesn’t have the foggiest idea where he is, the point at which he is. It actually debilitates him. He sweats, he’s ravenous, he’s drained and it ages him speedier and afterward when he handles, he’s totally exposed with nothing, which is perfect for parody.
On one hand since it gives the show satire, however then again, you’re brimming with dread since there’s a ton of risk in that and we needed to play both.”
“My just securing point was the book,” he further made sense of. “He runs consistently – – the thought in the book is that he needs to run since it removes sufficient energy so he doesn’t hop around in time. That is essential for the law of the time-traveling so it was something like that, truth be told, and you know, making an effort not to drink an excess of alcohol.”
Since The Time Traveler’s Wife bounces around in time – – his better half meets Henry interestingly when she’s just six years of age, for example – – Leslie credited the creation team for assisting her and James with keeping everything straight.
“Was it troublesome? The creation side of things was incredible at booking every day for ourselves and they were extremely obliging in understanding that it would be exquisite if we would simply do one day as one age instead of changing from various ages all through one specific day,” she said. “We were fortunate in having the option to shoot this knowing where we were consistently in the scene and we could ask our content boss at whatever point we expected to on the thing age we were doing and whereabouts we were in our relationship.”
Concerning the advanced age cosmetics, James said there were “different inferences of it.” “I think it functioned admirably with Rose. She looked right away matured yet rich and hints of your own mother,” he noted. “Mine, I think they dove excessively deep and I seemed to be the top of a turtle.”
“They went excessively far for the main camera test for Theo and afterward you folks got back to it. What’s more, the eventual outcome was… you dabbled with it spot on,” Leslie concurred.
The Game of Thrones alum conceded she really wanted to flaunt her matured hope to spouse Kit Harington: “I FaceTimed my better half straight away and he was teased!”
“I don’t think my better half saw me since she would have been panicked,” James kidded. “I seemed to be Voldemort/Ursula.”
The Time Traveler’s Wife debuts Sunday, May 15 on HBO and will likewise be accessible to stream on HBO Max.