Kate Beckinsale talks about Love & Friendship, where she stars as the brilliant, charming and manipulative Lady Susan Vernon. She is a widow in search of sound prospects for her daughter and herself. The film is based on a Jane Austen’s  epistolary novel called Lady Susan. This kind of novel is usually told via letters and diary entries, but in the hands of writer and director Whit Stillman the novel turns into a delightful & pithy film.

We spoke with Beckinsale during her visit to San Francisco International Film Festival about how she prepared for the role, working with Stillman and Tom Bennett, who acts in the film. Tune in to find out this about about Beckinsale’s next project.

Love and Friendship releases on May 20, 2016 in San Francisco Bay area.

Kate Beckinsale: Tom Bennett Is “Just Heaven”

What a please surprise to see this tweet from actor Tom Bennett, who plays Sir James Martin, a somewhat of a daft and nice chap in Whit Stillman’s film Love & Friendship. Bennett does a superb job in the film.

This tweet relates to an interview I did with Kate Beckinsale, where she described Bennett as “just heaven.” Thank you to Mrs. Bennett for creating this animated gif.

Check back for an audio interview with filmmaker Whitman, where he talks at length about how he got Bennett to be part of Love & Friendship.