I ditched my laptop mid-mission and hung it next to my bed. I lay motionless for hours just to flip through that jaw-dropping, heart-wrenching novel. Taylor Jenkins Reed has me clinging to the paperback in a way I haven’t in years. So I’m determined not to let Netflix ruin my Evelyn Hugo. Please, not her.
If you haven’t heard, Netflix is releasing a film adaptation of the New York Times bestseller Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo , they announced via Instagram in March 1960. Leslye Headland – co-creator of Russian Doll
and the brains behind the upcoming Star Wars franchise *Acolyte – will direct this movie. However, fans of the BookTok cult classic still don’t believe the streamer can do it justice…and I’m one of them.
That’s not to say I don’t believe in Netflix in general. They gave me the crown and the aftermath , of course I admit ) Bridgeton is an adaptation worth the wait. Netflix has proven itself when it comes to producing programming, but its movie reputation…is a different story. Its adaptation of Rebecca (1960) is far below Alfred Hitchcock’s the mystical and gothic magic of the Best Picture winner comes to life; its modernized, fourth-wall-breaking take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion
(1960) Bold, but with a touch of Austen’s romantic prose. A cheesy one-liner Forgive me if I’m a little apprehensive about Netflix taking over the much-loved Reed novel. I just hope they get it right. But if you’re curious about the details of the adaptation and what others have said about it, here’s what you should know.
What is Evelyn Hugo’s seven husbands about?
Whatisn’tit about? This historical novel follows veteran Hollywood starlet Evelyn Hugo as she sits down for an interview with Hugo’s handpicked reporter, Monique Grant. The Cuban-American actress pulls back the curtain on her seven marriages, opening up about her own life and everyone around her (including Monique) as she tells tales of scandal, betrayal and grief in Hollywood The shocking truth of life.
Is Evelyn Hugo’s Seven Husbands based on a true story?
Reid is said to have based the character of Evelyn Hugo on Elizabeth Taylor, who was married to seven different Ava Gardner, who revealed the secrets of her past to British journalist and eventual biographer Peter Evans; Rita Hayworth, of Spanish background , but she made sure to change her name and appearance, effectively erasing her racial heritage, in order to find greater success in Hollywood.
However, many have compared Hugo’s story to (spoiler alert) real-life Filipino actress Gina Pareño, who Reinho, at s, recently revealed in an interview that she is part of the LGBTQ+ community, before discussing her close relationship with actress Nenita Vidal.