Top 5 Modern-Meets-Historical Moments
When filming a historical costume movie or TV series, there’s a lot of downtime — so any actor, director, or even extra will tell you. And this being the 21st century, what happens when a person has a little downtime? Yep, you pull out your cellphone. Whether to check email, text your sweetie, or take a selfie, few are immune from this temptation.
Thanks to the paparazzi and sometimes the show producers themselves, we have some evidence of historical costume moments married with modern technology. Here are five fun behind-the-scenes photos showing actors from recent productions taking a peek on their phones while waiting for their next scene. Check out our Facebook page today for a few more!
Downton Abbey‘s Allen Leech (Tom Branson) texts his agent about new gigs, after learning Tom won’t be in series 6, while Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) is annoyed that her iPhone battery died.
Sorry, Samuel West (Sir Walter Pole in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell), those tight Regency coats just aren’t made to fit a big Samsung Galaxy.
Damian Lewis (Henry VIII in Wolf Hall) takes a selfie for sending to his wife, Helen McCrory. “Check out this getup, hon! I’m totally the king!”
Rushing to the funeral-of-her-mother scene for season 3 of Mr. Selfridge, Hannah Tointon (Violette Selfridge) misses the NWT Manolos auction she was stalking on eBay.
“Sorry missed ur txt – was busy broodin n scythin – s’up?” — Aidan Turner (Poldark).