Everett Convinced Film-makers To Update St Trinian's10 October 2006
Everett Convinced Film-makers To Update St Trinian's
The original series of films were set in an all-girl boarding school where students ran riot and performed hilarious pranks on their teachers.
But Everett, who will play headmistress MILLICENT FRITTON in drag, knew the upcoming remake had to leave the past behind if it was to be relevant to young people today.
He says, "I disagreed with everyone over whether to retain some of the innocence of the original, or to update it.
"I wanted to turn the schoolgirls into drug dealers and prostitutes and what have you. Others disagreed but in the end it was decided that my way is how it will be.
"I think the new film will be shocking, but you've got to remember that the original St Trinian's films were also shocking in their day because people didn't think girls would behave like that."
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