The Pursuit of Love is a three-part limited series based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Nancy Mitford that tells the story of two cousins, Linda (Lily James) and Fanny (Emily Beecham), who navigate life and love differently in the middle of the 20th century. The enthralling and visually appealing series also stars Dominic West, Andrew Scott, and Emily Mortimer.
I had the chance to speak with the two Emilys involved in this great project. Emily Beecham shared the delight of working with such talent and a fantastic role like this, while Emily Mortimer discussed her first time directing and other highlights from her career. You can watch the videos below, along with an official summary and where to watch.
Interview with Actress Emily Beecham
Interview with Actress/Writer/Director Emily Mortimer
The Pursuit of Love is a romantic comedy-drama about love and friendship. Set in Europe between the two World Wars, the story follows the adventures and misadventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Rebecca, Cinderella, Baby Driver) and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Emily Beecham (Little Joe, Cruella).
Consumed by a desire for love and marriage, the two women are on the hunt for the ideal husband. Their friendship is put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart, to increasingly wild and outrageous places. As social and political divisions split the nation, their diverging choices raise personal questions that remain intensely relevant today – questions about freedom, about love and sex, and the mystery of the human heart.
Here’s the trailer for the series:
The Pursuit of Love premieres on Friday, July 30th on Amazon Prime Video.