'Carnival Row': Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne will set your screens on fire as star-crossed lovers in the Amazon series
In the series, we see that Rycroft and Vignette are prisoners of their circumstances and are forced to do things that betray their love for each other
Amazon Prime is gearing up to premiere it’s most anticipated supernatural crime drama series 'Carnival Row' on August 30, and there is much that we are looking forward to seeing in the show.
From the incredible visuals to the gripping murder mystery, there are many reasons to note down the show's premiere date. We would rank the unexpectedly palatable chemistry between the leading stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne higher than them all.
When the British actors were cast as Rycroft Philostrate and Vignette Stonemoss—the star-crossed lovers of the Amazon series, fans had their fears.
Bloom and Delevingne have never shared the screen or acted together. They play people from two ends of the spectrum on ‘Carnival Row’ with Bloom portraying a human detective and Delevingne playing a faerie refugee.
Rycroft and Vignette were not meant to meet or fall in love, but they do. And their painfully beautiful love story was written in the middle of an ugly war waged by humans against the downtrodden supernatural beings. The passion in their stolen moments and the pain in their cruel reality is translated beautifully on screen by both Bloom and Delevingne.
Despite the questions about Delevingne’s acting chops, she has been able to justify her character’s bravery, resilience, love, and loyalty in a way that is believable.
Bloom, who has perfected the role of the leading man in many variations, does a brilliant job of that here as well.
And, the friendship and almost sibling-like chemistry between the two actors that is evident in interviews somehow evolves into pure and fiery passion in the show.
In the series, we see that both Rycroft and Vignette are prisoners of their circumstances. They are forced to do things that betray their love for each other. However, the underlying and undying love they have for each other is beautifully represented on screen.
You cannot help but fall in love with their love, and that is exactly how ‘Carnival Row’ will make you feel. It will make you curse the circumstances of their existence and pray for their freedom even as you sit glued to the edge of your seat for eight episodes.