How the ‘Persuasion’ cast dress in real life versus their characters – Yahoo News | WHs Answers

Dakota Johnson in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.NICKWALL/NETFLIX

  • Persuasion – the novel by Jane Austen with a new Netflix adaptation – is set in the early 19th century.

  • Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding and others have now morphed into the characters of the story on screen.

  • But in real life, most stars have styles that are drastically different from their characters.

Anne Elliot has a modest wardrobe full of long dresses.

Anne Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Anne Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

She alternates long sleeves and short puff sleeves, but always keeps her accessories – a charm necklace and black boots – on hand.

The character also wears many long coats and an updo.

Dakota Johnson’s style is the complete opposite of her character’s.

Dakota Johnson at the 2022 Met Gala.

Dakota Johnson at the 2022 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy/Staff/Getty Images

Often risqué, her red carpet attire has featured bold corsets, sheer jumpsuits and fishnet tops over the years. Many of her outfits also show off her tattoos.

Captain Frederick Wentworth is a Marine usually seen in buttoned coats and flowing shirts.

Captain Wentworth in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Captain Wentworth in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

His outfits are always layered in different neutral shades and his hair is styled in short curls.

You may not recognize Cosmo Jarvis, the actor who plays Wentworth, off-screen.

Cosmo Jarvis at an event for his film "funny face"  on February 23, 2020.

Cosmo Jarvis at an event for his film Funny Face on February 23, 2020.Picture Alliance/Getty Images

After all, his style is completely different – from his modern suits and shirts to his buzz cut.

Sir Walter Elliot cares a lot about his image, so it makes sense that he wears glamorous styles.

Sir Walter Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Sir Walter Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

He wears printed suits with gold detailing, bow ties and formal black jackets.

Richard E. Grant dresses like a modern version of his character.

Richard E. Grant at the event

Richard E. Grant at the premiere of “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” on September 13, 2021.Karwai Tang/Getty Images

He is often photographed at red carpet events in smart suits, tweeds and three-piece tuxedos.

Elizabeth Elliot usually wears long dresses in shades of white and cream.

Elizabeth Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Elizabeth Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

The character also loves accessories. She wears long gloves, beads, charm necklaces, and feathers in her hair throughout the film.

Yolanda Kettle has a more colorful style than the woman she portrays on screen.

Yolanda Kettle im "The Crown"  Season 2 premiered on November 21, 2017.

Yolanda Kettle at the premiere of “The Crown” season 2 on November 21, 2017.Karwai Tang/Getty Images

The actor seems to like floral mini dresses, sparkling dresses with strapless necklines and bold prints in different colors.

Lady Russell is a motherly character with a soft, feminine style.

Lady Russell in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Lady Russell in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

She wears everything from ruffled pink dresses to muted coats with puff sleeves. And with every outfit, the figure completes her look with a larger-than-life hat.

Nikki Amuka-Bird has stunning modern style in real life.

Nikki Amuka-Bird at an event for her film "the outfit"  on February 14, 2022.

Nikki Amuka-Bird at an event for her film The Outfit on February 14, 2022.Gerald Matzka/Stringer/Getty Images

When she’s not wearing flashy pantsuits, the actress can often be spotted in bright dresses of all colors of the rainbow.

Penelope Clay dresses to impress.

Penelope Clay in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Penelope Clay in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

When spending time with the Elliot family, she often reflects their style by wearing cream colored dresses and feather accessories.

But towards the end of the film, she wears darker colors and a hat decorated with leaves.

From her hair to her clothes, Lydia Rose Bewley looks very different from her character.

Lydia Rose Bewley at a party on March 9, 2015.

Lydia Rose Bewley at a party on March 9, 2015.David M Benett/Getty Images

Not only is her hair a lighter shade of red off-screen, but the actor is also sporting more modern silhouettes and glasses.

Mary Musgrove has a fashion sense that suits her dramatic nature.

Mary Musgrove in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Mary Musgrove in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

Their dresses often feature ruffles and shawls, while their outdoor wear is complete with big buttons, bulky hats, and layers of lace.

Mia McKenna-Bruce, on the other hand, wears more understated outfits.

Mia McKenna-Bruce im "Freeguy"  Premiered August 9, 2021.

Mia McKenna-Bruce at the “Free Guy” premiere on August 9, 2021.Karwai Tang/Getty Images

However, the actress often keeps her hair in updos similar to those worn by her Persuasion character.

Mr. Elliot is always seen in black outfits.

Mr. Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.

Mr. Elliot in the 2022 Netflix adaptation of Persuasion.Netflix

The character wears the dark clothes as he is supposed to be mourning the loss of his wife.

Henry Golding has a lot more fun with fashion.

Liv in a light blue and silver dress.  The bodice is sheer and features large sequences and boning.  The off shoulder mini skeeves and thigh high slit skirt are made of satin.  Henry wears a dark blue shiny brocade blazer with a black bow tie and trousers.

Liv Lo and Henry Golding at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

At red carpet events, he wears colorful suits, printed jackets and outfits that complement his wife’s fashions.

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