Video: MELISSA GEORGE Brings “Mama Bear” Power To “The Slap”

 

Melissa George received her share of praise as Rosie, a strong willed mother who’s faced with a huge dilemma, in The Slap. The U.S. version of The Slap (the narrative’s backdrop is now Brooklyn) may have different filmmaker (Olive Kitteridge’s Lisa Cholodenko) and cast members, but George is back to reprise her role.
THE SLAP - Dylan Schombing as Hugo, Melissa George as Rosie -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
THE SLAP – Dylan Schombing as Hugo, Melissa George as Rosie — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

The good news is that the new version doesn’t aim to ape the original. Both narratives of The Slap take their creative inspiration from Christos Tsiolkas‘ 2010 novel of the same name.

Life for the actress has changed since her initial run at Rosie, and in the video below George, who’s the mother of a 1-year-old son, talks about fully understanding Rosie’s “mama bear” instincts:

Also starring Thomas Sadoski (I’m posting video of Sadoski talking  about The Newsroom in the next few days), Peter Sarsgaard and Thandie Newton, the eight episode miniseries centers on the repercussions of an adult’s quick triggered slap on a child, as each person takes their respective sides on the incident. As the journey unfolds, secrets are inevitably unearthed, leading to a new series of conflicts.

THE SLAP -- Premiere Party -- Pictured: (l-r) Dylan Schombing as Hugo, Melissa George as Rosie -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC)
THE SLAP — Premiere Party — Pictured: (l-r) Dylan Schombing as Hugo, Melissa George as Rosie — (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC)

The Slap premieres tonight on NBC (8 pm et/pt).

 

Greg Srisavasdi

I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at editor@deepestdream.com for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

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