‘Never Have I Ever’s’ Maitreyi Ramakrishnan says she’s not a fan of rom-coms, yet here she is taking on not one but two rom-com roles! After the success of the Mindy Kaling created show on Netflix, Ramakrishnan will be starring in a modern remake of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice.’
Speaking to Now Toronto, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan said her initial exposure to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ author Jane Austen was the stacks of novels her mom kept around the house. “Amma loves Jane Austen. I’d make fun of her like, ‘Eww, you like romance. That’s gross.’ Well, joke’s on me.”
“I just find it so funny that I’m in a rom-com TV show and a rom-com movie,” says Ramakrishnan, who adds that she’s not really into the world of rom-coms. Her favourite is probably Ali Wong’s “Always Be My Maybe.” “My love life is dead. This is who I am.”
The film will be the 19-year-old Ramakrishan’s debut movie. “The Netherfield Girls” is described as a contemporary take on Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ that’s in the style of films like “Easy A” and “10 Things I Hate About You.”
Becca Gleason, who made her debut feature with “Summer ’03” that premiered at SXSW in 2018, will both write and direct “The Netherfield Girls” for Netflix. Gleason is also a consulting producer on an upcoming Amazon series, “The Summer I Turned Pretty.”
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.