Singer Pixie Lott has insisted she will not be copying Audrey Hepburn when she stars in Breakfast At Tiffany’s in London’s West End. Pixi...
Pixie Lott 'not copying Hepburn' for Breakfast At Tiffany's role
Pixie takes on the role of the enigmatic Holly Golightly in the new stage production, a part made famous on film by Audrey.
However, Pixie said the play – which is adapted for the stage by Richard Greenberg from Truman Capote’s novella – is very different from the 1961 film.
Speaking after a barefoot performance of two of the songs from the play, accompanying herself on the guitar, Pixie said she didn’t feel the shadow of Audrey’s legacy, adding: “I don’t feel any pressure, I think because since I knew I was doing it I’ve been reading the book loads and the script.
“I haven’t watched the movie since before I knew I was doing it. I just read her character from the script and the book, and done it that way. I can’t even think how Audrey does the role now and I sort of did that on purpose because I don’t want to copy anyone, I just want to live her for how I feel and how she relates to me.”
The production was first seen on Broadway in 2013 with Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Golightly, and director Nikolai Foster described it as an “intense, wordy study of cafe society” that is faithful to Capote’s source material.
Pixie added: “It’s a dream to play Holly, I can only bring my own personality. I started with the book, it’s really heavily based on the book rather than the movie.
“I’m bringing my own vibe rather than copying anyone who has done it before.”