Thank goodness for the occasional three-day weekend to save my sanity! Over the weekend, I watched a couple of period films and thought I'd pass along one of them.
I'm a total sucker for these dramas surrounding royalty. Besides, this particular film stars Helena Bonham Carter as Lady Jane, who needs no introduction! Helena is a fantastic actress, and according to my students, she's "hot" as Bellatrix LeStrange in the Harry Potter series. (Yes, that one makes me laugh.) Playing her husband Guilford, on arrangement of her family, is Cary Elwes. If you're not familiar with him, no fear. I didn't know him by name, but will admit that I instantly knew him as Westley in Princess Bride. (Who didn't have a thing for Westley and his "As you wish"-silent-brooding hot guy act? As a young teen when that film first came out, I can honestly say that Westley was an early heart throb!) In Lady Jane, he plays the ultimate love interest to this spirited, soon-to-be monarch.