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About the inspiration behind her People Tree collection (2010): "I went through my wardrobe and thought that if I filtered out my clothes and took it down to the absolute basics, what would I want in my wardrobe? It was cotton vests, really easy t-shirt dresses, nice scarves and maybe an easy summer linen shirt. And with the boys it's just the basics such as a comfortable hoody. I've done a couple of art designs for t-shirts too including, ‘I'm not toxic' for the boys and for the girls I've done, ‘please don't panic I'm organic'. I was aware that I didn't want to preach, you don't want to be too serious or too heavy. I also came up with a daisy chain print which I'm proud of, it's fun and messy. I just wanted to make something wearable and cool and easy."

Queen of the Tearling Update

Emma Watson will play Kelsea Glynn in the film adaptation of Erika Johansen’s upcoming Queen of the Tearling trilogy. The story is of a young woman, “raised by foster parents in a cottage hidden away in a remote forest. On her 19th birthday, Kelsea is removed from her home to take her rightful place as sovereign of a fictional post-utopian country that hides dark secrets and is menaced by a neighbouring monarch.”

“Before filming, Emma will have to learn to ride a horse, bulk up (not too much), and do weeks of combat training (including knife work and swordsmanship). She’ll also be taught how to snare rabbits and practise climbing trees. The Queen Of The Tearling is like Game Of Thrones and The Hunger Games meets Pulp Fiction; there’s a feminist perspective, but also a lot of bloody goings-on.”

David Heyman will produce, with Emma as an executive producer. A script is due soon and then a search for a director will begin. No projected filming date has been announced.

The first part of the Tearling trilogy will be published this month, July 8 in the US and July 17 in the UK.


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5 Responses to “Queen of the Tearling Update”

  1. emily says:

    O My god!!!

  2. tabitoo says:

    This book is a really good book. I’ve read it 3x so far and the last 2 chapters made me cry every time. lol Though I’m not quite sure I’d say it is a YA book because it has a very mature subject matter. Also it’s kind of funny but “The Queen’s Guard” use very colorful language which Kelsea never hearing those words before is very keen on learning. A few F bombs and MF though Kelsea is yet to drop an F bomb herself in the first book. lol Though there is some mentions of rape and even mentions of child rape. Blood shed and dismemberment so yeah I see why some relate it to GoT but seeing that kelsea is a YA and it is mostly first person then I can also see the YA rating though I’d say its for mature YA only. I loved the book and Kelsea is a very intriguing female character and I’d def recommend it. It’s also fun reading it and picturing Emma as Kelsea. Can’t wait for the movie.

  3. Breeanne says:

    Ive never read or heard bout this book maybe I should read it what is it called agian?

  4. Breeanne says:

    K thanks! 😉