Julian Fellowes talks about his feelings on his re-creation of Shakespeare's much-loved tale 'Romeo and Juliet' in a video interview following the premiere.
'When you see it with an audience that are not on the payroll, you suddenly get a different view of how it works and whether the funny bits are funny and all that', he said on seeing the film at the LA premiere. 'I was rather heartened, actually, by the screening; I thought it went well and I thought people connected with the film.' He also stresses the relevance of the story today, explaining that 'half a millennium later, we're still re-inventing it. and that must mean. that there is something iconic and relevant in this story that touches every generation.' Julian offers his own thoughts on the main theme of 'Romeo and Juliet'. 'Love is the one moment in most of our lives where we are able to understand madness because our realities are entirely distorted', he muses.