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Posted By missbillie   May 11th, 2016  Uncategorized

Posted By missbillie   May 9th, 2016  Uncategorized

The second episode of Penny Dreadful aired last night. I’ve added screencaps from the episode. How amazing is Billie?!

002: Predators Far and Near

Posted By missbillie   May 6th, 2016  Uncategorized

Billie was spotted today in Central London, looking adorable as ever in pink dungarees! HQ photos below:

6th May | Running errand in Central London

Posted By missbillie   May 5th, 2016  Uncategorized

Billie attended Calgary Fan Expo this weekend alongside John Barrowman! I’ve added photos from her panel!

1st May | Calgary Comic Con

Posted By missbillie   May 2nd, 2016  Uncategorized

Posted By missbillie   May 1st, 2016  Uncategorized

The gothic set for Penny Dreadful might look incredible, but Billie Piper reveals her sons weren’t overly impressed when they visited her during production.

“I thought it would be a really scary experience, but my kids couldn’t be less interested in being on set,” says the 33-year-old mum of seven-year-old Winston and four-year-old Eugene.

“It’s the last thing they want to do, I’ve learnt that. There was semi-interest in the Doctor Who sets when I was doing the 50th anniversary special, because it’s a more colourful experience and less intense. They could actually watch the filming if they wanted to.”

Sky Atlantic’s acclaimed supernatural drama Penny Dreadful – starring Piper, Eva Green, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton – has been a huge hit since it first aired in 2014.

Now back for a third series – boasting torrents of blood, ghosts, demons, witches and vampires and littered with characters from Victorian literature, like Frankenstein and Dorian Gray – it’s never shied from violence and brutality. Dalton, who plays explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, has taken umbrage at people describing it as horror, however.

“I love Tim,” Piper says of her co-star, laughing. “I think he’s right in a sense, because it’s very easy to slap a label on it and go, ‘it’s a horror’. It’s a really thoughtful piece of writing and if it’s about anything, it’s about mortality and lost souls, just a crooked bunch of characters in Victorian London. And I love it most when it’s that. The scary stuff I’m not really bothered by.”

Posted By missbillie   April 28th, 2016  Uncategorized

How will Lily play into all of this?
I just had dinner with Billie Piper two nights ago, as a matter of fact, so Lily is much on my mind. When Lily ended last season, it was in quite a dominant and powerful position, and she continues that this season in a sort of unholy marriage with Dorian Gray: these two immortal beings who have real plans for domination, and, in Lily’s case, revenge upon mankind for the ailments that have been heaped upon her her entire life. And Lily’s story is surprisingly social. It has to do with the empowerment of women. Her version of that, being as warped and demented and power-mad as she is, is an extremely violent version of it, but in I think it’s the second or third episode, we see a suffragette rally, and there’s a lot of talk about the place of women in this society, which is one of the reasons why I wrote this show in the first place. I built it around these strong female characters, like Vanessa Ives or Lily or even the Cut-Wife last year, Dr. Seward this season. And Lily has this acolyte she brings into her world played by Jessica Barden, whose character’s name is Justine. So it’s a surprisingly social mission that she’s on. It has to do with the male-female relationship in Victorian London, but in a uniquely horrific way.


Posted By missbillie   April 27th, 2016  Uncategorized

What drew you to Penny Dreadful in the first place?

Billie Piper: The script immediately hooked me – that’s the only place to start. I was also attracted by the people involved and the promise of playing ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’!

Were you at all daunted by the idea of playing such an iconic character?

Billie: No, because I knew it would be a very tasty interpretation. It wasn’t going to be a simple resurrection of a classic character. During the course of Penny Dreadful, you might actually find out more about that kind of chick!

Lily is a woman on a mission in the third series. Do we discover more about what drives her?

Billie: Yes. I’d say you’re going to get a taste of her back story in this series. You’ll see everything that has led her into this angry, villainous quest.

Would you regard Lily as a feminist?

Billie: Absolutely. This becomes a feminist tale because she and Dorian have recruited an army of fallen women in the name of justice. The root of Lily’s anger is the horrific things that have happened to her and to women at large. That really is the cause of her new movement – and I would call it a movement.

Please talk us through Lily’s relationship with Dorian Gray.

Billie: She and Dorian have a tricky, strained relationship. They have their own agendas, but they enable each other to achieve things. In Dorian, Lily has found her ally. He has the means and the money, and he is also immortal. Together, they can do whatever the hell they want.

Are you ever affected by the goriness of some of the scenes?

Billie: No. It’s one thing doing it, and another thing watching it. So I don’t feel the gore that everyone else talks about. Thankfully, we break it down into such tiny moments that – and I hate to say this – it becomes normalised.

Why are fantasy shows such as Penny Dreadful so popular at the moment?

Billie: It’s a sign of the times. It’s absolute escapism. We want to lose ourselves in things that are not at all normal. We are looking for stories about heroes and villains, and that appetite just keeps going strong. Ultimately, it’s about this amazing bunch of characters lost in their own realm. If you feel an outsider, then emotionally you will find something to connect with in Penny Dreadful.

Why have these great fictional characters endured so well?

Billie: They’re classic stories, aren’t they? They never get old. Every generation wants to interpret them differently.

Would you like to make more series of Penny Dreadful?

Billie: Yes, I’d love to. I really hope we do more because this drama is too good to phase out. As we go on, the stories are getting way more tasty!

Finally, have you enjoyed the role of Lily?

Billie: I love playing her because as Lily I get to do all the things I wouldn’t dream of doing in my real life! That’s a massive attraction for me!

Penny Dreadful Season 3 premieres May 3 at 10pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV


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