Jane Seymour Talks Austenland and Stephenie Meyer

Known for her roles in such films as Somewhere in Time and James Bond as well as being Dr. Quinn, Jane Seymour is now taking on the role of Mrs. Wattelsbrook in Austenland. The films is an adaptation of Shannon Hale’s novel and is produced by Stephenie Meyer’s new film company.

“I play the awful woman who runs the place,” Seymour says, “and I’m completely wrong about everything… this absurd concept, this whole thing, It’s quite funny.”

If you have read the book and it’s sequel then you know that Mrs. Watttelsbrook is one of the only characters to appear in both books.  There is no word on whether the sequel will be filmed, but Seymour had this to say about Stephenie Meyer:

“She’s unbelievable.  She was very hands on. In fact, so were all of the women in that movie. Shannon Hale wrote it. Jerusha Hess directed. It was actually nothing but women.”

Read the whole article at the Hollywood Reporter.

Jane Seymour Talks About Stephenie Meyer’s Austenland Project

This past summer, Stephenie Meyer’s production company, Fickle Fish Films,did its inaugural project: Austenland. It’s an adaptation of the Shannon Hale novel by the same name. Jane Seymour talked about it on the radio.

Stephenie Meyer talked about the project on the Breaking Dawn red carpet.

Here are several photos tweeted out by cast members Jen Coolidge, Ricky Whittle this past summer. The film also stars Keri Russel and is directed by Jerusha Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame.