*The classic novel by author Charles Dickens is coming to the big screen with a modern flair in “The Personal History Of David Copperfield.”
The film takes place in the 1800s and the modern flair is the diversity of the cast. David Copperfield is played by Dev Patel ( Slumdog Millionaire).
For those that are not familiar with the story of David Copperfield, the novel follows a young man’s journey through life has he faces poverty, becoming an orphan, and more.
Most films we see that take place in these times often only star Caucasians and people of color often only play the help.
Actress Rosalind Eleazar stars as David’s love interest in the film. She expresses how the diversity of the cast wasn’t really discussed on set.
There was more of an unspoken feeling of this is how it should be. People of color took up space in these times as well and this is a story that everyone can relate to.
“ It’s a story about a young man trying to find his place in the world,” says Eleazar.
She also goes on the express her excitement about the character she was playing. Knowing this film took place in the 1800s I was expecting to see Rosalind’s character as one of the factory workers in the film, but that was not the case which was so refreshing.
“I was happy to see the character just be a nice woman. Usually, in those times I would play a maid or prostitute,” Eleazar said.
As she mentioned “The Personal History Of David Copperfield” is the story of a man just trying to find his way and anyone can fit into that story.
It’s the story of the trials and tribulations in life and because that’s a universal topic it’s good to see a universal cast.
“The Personal History of David Copperfield” hits theaters on August 28! Please follow Coivd-19 safety recommendations when going to the theater.