Disclosure: This post is part of my all expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA provided by Disney, in exchange for coverage. However, opinions are 100% mine.
Hayley Atwell plays Evelyn Robin in the new film Christopher Robin. This new character is Christopher Robin’s wife and her role flows right into the storyline without flaw. We were able to interview her during our recent trip to Los Angeles for the Christopher Red Carpet Premiere Event. Today I’m sharing the interview with you so that you can get a peek inside the mind of Hayley Atwell as Evelyn Robin, and love her as much as we all did!
How Hayley was First Introduced to Christopher Robin
When Hayley first heard of the film Christopher Robin and her chance to play the role of Evelyn Robin she was on holiday. Marc Forster invited her to have a Skype conversation about the film since she was on a cruise in the Mediterranean, and cell reception was challenging. Hayley hopped on a jet ski and found good reception where she ended up hearing all about the new film and the role of Evelyn in the middle of the ocean. Marc explained to Hayley Atwell that he wanted to create a new film based on Christopher Robin without straying too far from the original storyline of Winnie the Pooh. Hayley was immediately impressed and wanted to play a part in this film.
Christopher Robin as an Adult
All in all, Hayley Atwell was very intrigued by the idea of learning what Christopher Robin would become in his adult life. As a child, we know the Winnie the Pooh character and stories, but Christopher Robin is just a young boy. This film truly digs into the life of a Christopher Robin who’s sort of lost his way and with the help of his beloved wife, daughter and old friends Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore he friends his way back towards a positive path in his adult life.
Hayley’s Role as Evelyn Robin
Hayley had to learn to play a role of a wife whose husband had returned from war and is a man who had to learn how to provide for his family upon returning. Hayley mastered the role of a compassionate, understanding wife who knew her husband wanted what was best but was struggling. I see Evelyn Robin as a selfless wife who’s compassionate yet strong and independent yet empathetic. The love between Evelyn and Christopher Robin is felt deeply on the screen. You can truly see that this is a strong woman role with a side of family maternal instincts who knows that things will get better in time.
What’s the Message Behind Christopher Robin
When we chatted more with Hayley Atwell, she went on to say that the message of the film, “It’s basically saying that you are enough and I just want to hang out with you as you are.” What better message to send the world during these trying times. It’s a wonderful tale of true love and joy with a side of real human challenges that many families face. I have to agree with Hayley that Christopher Robin is a film that just about any family can relate to the messages given throughout the entire film. Go see it!!
Hayley Atwell played an excellent role as Evelyn Robin. She was very eloquent and has a very similar personality to her role. We had a great time during this interview, as soon as Hayley walked into the room, she filled it up with glam! Dressed in a gorgeous sequence skirt and the shoes! Yes, the ones with Red soles, YOU know which ones I’m talking about!
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