David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Fiona Glascott, Chris Keyser, and Daniel Goldfarb discuss HBO Max’s latest gem, Julia, with The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield.
Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” (What about a junket?)
She also once said, “With enough butter, anything is good.” But what about… “I think every woman should have a blowtorch.” Julia Child was an ambitious self-starter with big dreams, a naughty sense of humor, and a lust for life! And her husband! No wonder HBO Max was inspired to develop Julia, starring Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, and Fiona Glascott!
Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango in Halifax) has been so highly celebrated for this performance with critics debating how she managed to sincerely capture the essence of one of the world’s most famous (and quirkiest) chefs.
David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) plays Julia’s artistic husband, Paul Child, who is reluctant to adapt to this new outlet known as “television.” The two are madly, passionately in love, and between her sneaky pursuits at TV stardom and his hesitation, there are some serious old school I Love Lucy vibes. However, Paul champions for his wife in such a romantic and protective way that you will stand on your couch screaming, “Chivalry is not dead, people!” Despite… Julia… taking place in the 1960’s.
Get to know the cast’s first impressions and memories of Julia Child, their reaction to Sarah’s performance, and the real people behind the characters they play, in the interview above.
You can stream HBO Max’s Julia about America’s favorite French Chef right now!
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