netflix the latest original production is a poignant adaptation of the Jane Austen classic Belief – caused some mixed reviews.
However, most critics praised the performance of the cast, including Malaysian star Henry Golding.
Crazy Rich Asians the actor plays the charming rake William Elliot, who spends most of the film trying to seduce his cousin (played by Dakota Johnson) and inherit the family fortune.
The role gave Golding the chance to play a more conniving character after several twists and turns as a romantic man.
Speaking with People magazine, Golding said, “I think it’s a lot less complicated than we might imagine.
“He is one of those people who know what they want and are going to shape the universe to their will. According to the story, he has a goal, and he will do anything to achieve it – or get into the pants of his potential goal.
“It was a joy for me to know that no matter what the character went through, he would not end up with a lady. I could just have fun.”
Persuasion director Carrie Cracknell shed light on Golding’s “brilliant” take on the character, which ultimately convinced her to cast him.
“It just seemed to me that Henry had an incredible combination of charisma, intelligence, confidence and wit, which seemed so fresh to the Jane Austen story,” she said. People. “I had a brilliant conversation with him and he was thrilled with the opportunity to play Mr. Black. Elliot.
“He described the character as a ‘Regency fucker’ that I loved a lot. There was also something about Henry’s confidence and sharpness of mind that it seemed as if he could make Mr. Elliot a real contender.
Belief currently streaming on Netflix.