THE BEAUTIFUL MIND SERIES – Actress, Lucy Boynton, on being a woman in film and embracing the darkness in alternative selves.

Stepping in and out of other selves
When you’re becoming another human, you have to find something in them that resonates with you. But it’s not that they have to be like you. In fact what excites me most are the characters that I don’t see in myself. In no other job do you get to step in and out of other selves like this.

Why I’m drawn to the dark
There’s something dark in actors. To be able to be so transient in identity there has to be a certain amount of yourself that is – empty is the wrong word – open. You have to be an open wound. I love the darker material because it is an extreme that I don’t experience in my own life. It quenches some kind of absence in me.

The darkest character I will ever have played…
Is one I’m going to play in Medusa, an upcoming film by Osgood Perkins. He’s the director I also worked with in The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House. The films Osgood writes are dark and devastating but also beautiful and rooted in grief and loss. Violet, my character, is dark but only in the sense of absence of light. There’s an innocence to her darkness.

The empowering feeling of instilling fear
Being brought up as a woman, you have a sense of vulnerability projected onto you, in the way you are taught to take care of yourself walking home at night and so on. But in this film, Violet is the one the others fear. For someone who looks like me, someone you might mistake as vulnerable, it’s empowering to instil fear in others.

Wow this is dark!

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Lucy attended a photocall for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ alongside Rami Malek on September 5, 2018 in Los Angeles. High quality pictures have been added to our gallery, enjoy!

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Public Appearances > 2018 > ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Los Angeles Photocall

Lucy was spotted arriving at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with her ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ co-star Rami Malek on September 4, 2018 in Los Angeles.

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Public Appearances > 2018 > Visits “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Lucy is featured in the newest issue of Vanity Fair (US) magazine. Digital scan can now be found in the gallery.

In 2017, Lucy portrayed the Countess Andrenyi in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. I have updated the gallery with blu-ray screencaptures, enjoy!

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Film Productions > Murder On The Orient Express (2017) > Blu-Ray Screencaptures

DEADLINE – Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician.

Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks.

The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and executive producers, is described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.

Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source, it revolves around the politician aspirations of Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in.

The project hails from Fox 21 TV Studios under Murphy’s previous overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV.

The series reunites Dreyfuss with Platt and with Murphy, Falchik and Brennan. She recently ended her run as the young female lead Zoe Murphy in the Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, in which she starred opposite Platt. She also played Madison McCarthy in the sixth season of Murphy, Falchuk and Brennan’s Fox dramedy Glee. Dreyfuss is repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Stone Manners Salners Agency, and Jackoway Austen.