According to the Daily Mail, Helen McCrory will lead Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre. Baz Bamigboye writes that she will play Hester Collyer in his 1952 drama, which will open this June.
‘I’ve literally just said, Yes!’ Helen told the Daily Mail.
She said she’s very taken by the role of Hester, wife of Sir William Collyer, a High Court judge, who cheats on her husband by moving into an undesirable flat with Freddie, a former RAF pilot left psychologically damaged by the war.
Helen said Hester’s ‘just drowning in it, from the beginning, but whether it’s from ecstasy or misery I don’t know… it’s what happens to you when you’re overwhelmed by love.
‘I think Hester’s very funny, very bright — and what’s so interesting about her and Freddie is that she understands completely what she’s doing, but she’s unable to stop herself.