Lucille Sharpe in Crimson Peak
Lucille is such an interesting character...
She’s a woman that’s deeply rooted in the past. And she’s not able to move forward from whatever scars… For Lucille, to leave Allerdale Hall or to be away from her brother equals death.
Lucille’s gowns are immaculate. Did they help to put you into the right mindset?
yes. guillermo gave us each a biography. So I have secrets about her that thomas Sharpe doesn’t know; only guillermo and I know what happened to her when she was 16. But in that biography was her likes and dislikes. She liked tight, restrictive clothing. I saw it like a baby that is a bit out of control until it’s swaddled, and then it calms down. If she doesn’t confine herself, she’s this uncontrollable nerve.
Did the character linger with you afterwards?
I got depressed. the sadness that this character has is so immense. And I’d be wearing seven-inch platforms and really tight corsets and a wig that went down to my feet. I was always in physical and emotional pain. So when I finished, I needed to just sit in the sun and be with my loved ones and feel happy again. Jamie Graham