Rose Leslie already been forged on this six-episode adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife earlier than she cracked open the enduring novel by Audrey Niffenegger. The actress was shocked: “I thought it was the most heart-wrenching, powerful love story I had read in a very, very long time.”
In Wife, artist Clare Abshire (Leslie) contends along with her soulmate Henry DeTamble’s (Theo James, Sanditon) genetic dysfunction, which makes him involuntarily time-travel — typically to Clare’s personal childhood. Here, Leslie breaks down the time-plagued couple for us.
Tell us the way you see Clare.
Rose Leslie: From a really early age, her world begins to revolve round Henry. As she grows up, she is consistently juggling two eventualities — who she is when Henry is round and who she is when he’s lacking. The grownup Clare has this innate perception that she and Henry are supposed to be collectively. She’s truly fiery and decided and affected person and a hopeless romantic in that respect.
What are a few of Clare’s distinctive challenges?
There is a scene the place there are two Henrys, and she or he’s slowly however certainly processing the truth that she now has two Henrys in her life of various ages. And I suppose there’s a farcical factor to that, in her attempting to catch up and comprehend the enormity of the scenario.
What makes these two an important couple?
They hear. They notice they’re going to evolve collectively of their relationship, and they’re supportive folks to 1 one other. And I believe that’s what pulls them via. When your different half is a time traveler, you’ve received to be very, very understanding!
The Time Traveler’s Wife, collection Premiere 9/8c, HBO