When Solly McLeod was initially summoned to read for "Tom Jones," he initially believed he would be passed over for his first big part.
At the Television Critics Association press conference in January, McLeod admitted, "When I got the audition for it, I thought it was for the singer Tom Jones.
That's not going to work, I thought.It's not unusual, so to speak, for the young actor to be unaware that this "Tom.
Jones" is based on the wild, riotous novel by Henry Fielding written in 1749, but McLeod was won over after reading early drafts.
This four-episode adaption of the story of the 18th-century foundling who becomes very popular with the ladies may have been almost 1,000 pages long in its original form.
but McLeod thought it was "energetic and fast-paced." The fact that Tom is seductive to women helps. While he has a crush on Sophie Western.
Sophia Wilde), the daughter of the squire who lives next door, his loins are less selective. When Tom is ejected from the only place he has ever known and ends up in London, Lady.
Bellaston—played by Ted Lasso co-star Hannah Waddingham—takes him in. She is a wealthy older woman who prefers her men to be young and active.
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