Back in December, we reported (with much excitement) the upcoming Amazon series based on the life of 1920s It Couple, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Last night at the red carpet premiere, we caught a sneak peek and have to be honest: it is definitely worth the hype.
Starring David Hoflin and Christina Ricci, Z: The Beginning of Everything, follows the tumultuous relationship of the famed Gatsby author and his wife and muse, Zelda. An OG party girl through and through, Zelda has always stood out as a fascinating figure in literary history, especially since she was quite the writer herself. Independent, wild, and just as drunk as her boozy husband, Zelda was a star in her own right, and it's about time she got some recognition for that. After all, she was the lowkey heroine in most of F. Scott's novels.
With the flapper-feminist mood of the '20s matching our own today, it seems the series focusing on such a liberated lady couldn't have come at a better time. Ricci, who also holds the title of Executive Producer on Z, shared her own thoughts on Zelda.
"One of the things I love about strong women in history, because they were so limited as to their freedoms, and what they could do, and effecting change, I love reading about how women have this shared character trait of making lemonade out of lemons," she said.
"One thing I love about Zelda is that her daughter, Scottie, always said that no matter what was going on, they could be getting thrown out of buildings or in these horrible, debaucherous situations, Zelda always made Scottie feel like life was magical and fun and safe. And I have a child now, so to me it's just the generosity of spirit and the kind of mind it takes to really make a child engage [like that]."
Click through for an inside look at the Amazon premiere and the roaring after-party at the NoMad Hotel.
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