Enters The Haunting of Bly Manor, which premiered on Netflix on October 9, viewers did not know much about the show. Apart from the fact that it was loosely based on the Henry James novel, Screw rotation, and that it was a Gothic romance, fans did not know what to expect. There were many scary surprises in store along with some lovely ones. And for actress Amelia Eve, who played gardener Jamie, one of her favorite scenes didn’t even get into the final cut. [SpoilerAlarm:SpoilerAlert[SpoilerAlert:Spoilersaheadfor[Spoileralarm:Spoilereforantil[Spoileralert:SpoilersaheadforThe Haunting of Bly Manor].
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7; surprised fans with the strong relationship between Dani and Jamie
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Again, The Haunting of Bly Manor really played with the fans’ feelings from getgo because so much was unknown. And it could have had fans knocking on something very similar The Haunting of Hill House. But instead, viewers got a satisfying love story in a rich world that was put on Lead Manor.
Mike Flanagan said that ghost stories and love stories are very similar, and Bly Manor really played on both of these things. And in the end, they are the same; maybe they always were. And it’s not just one type of love that shows up in The Haunting of Bly Manor. Outside of family love, there is also romance. And within that, there are a few pairs.
There are Rebecca and Peter, who are the two most toxic people on the show, at least when they are together. Then there is the subtle love between Hannah and Owen; unfortunately, they do not get time to act on their emotions until Hannah is killed.
Then there are Dani and Jamie who had the most loving relationship on the show. They slowly begin to get along, attracted to each other, though Dani has a lot to sort out when she gets to Lead. It’s healthy, it’s full, and it’s heartbreaking. And fans could have gotten another scene of them together according to Eve.
1 of Amelia Eva’s favorite scenes was cut, but she hopes it comes out one day
In an interview with Elle on October 16, Amelia Eve talked about what her favorite scenes were. Eve said the scene where Jamie swims into the lake at Lead Manor was exhausting but also emotional and stood out to her. It was very genuine because of the physical, which made Jamie’s grief even more tangible on screen.
But another scene that she brought up was not even in the final cut of The Haunting of Bly Manor. And that would have changed the course of the final, even just a little bit. It was to appear after Dani woke up 13 years after she invited Lady of the Lake into her. She almost strangled Jamie in her sleep and stopped herself. But she knows she can no longer put Jamie in danger, and she travels to Lead.
“We shot a scene where Jamie woke up and she sees Dani leave and she makes her stay,” Eve said. “We filmed that scene and we poured our hearts into it, we were both in tears and Victoria and I held each other in the scene, but even after they had first shouted ‘Klip’, we still held on to each other. I think there was just this beautiful feeling of catharsis for both of us. It really stayed with me. ”
If Dani and Jamie’s fans had already been devastated by the finale, having the small stage would have been another stab in the gut. But it’s definitely something fans of the show would like to see, if not just for the tragically romantic aspect of it all. The ending would have been the same, but having that little blip would be something. Eve also hopes it eventually comes out.
Dani and Jamie’s relationship was natural and felt right for Eve
Their relationship is unlike many things on TV right now. They have a healthy clutch, one that is far from toxic and grows every day. Plus, they are lesbians and it is celebrated and never questioned when they meet. When Elle asked Eve if she was aware of how big a deal it was to have a “queer” relationship that was most important in the show, Eva said it did not come to mind at first.
Do you know what is bizarre? When Mike told me that Dani and Jamie were going to be a couple, this sounds really silly, but I did not even think of them as a lesbian couple, ”Eve said. “It just felt like a relationship. These two people ended each other. This is how we acted, it was what felt natural and what felt right – it’s just a relationship between two people who are in love. ”
She is also blown away by the response to the characters and their relationships, which “really created [her] open [her] eyes a little more. ”
“What we did so naturally without really thinking about it means a lot more than I realized at the time,” Eva said. Eventually, she also remembered telling her sister that “If I could only help someone feel something, I would feel like I’ve done my job.”
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