Critics pan Emilia Clarke's Breakfast At Tiffany's play
Emilia Clarke's Broadway play Breakfast At Tiffany's has been branded a "bore" and a "bloated rehash" in scathing reviews by critics.
The Game of Thrones star tackles the iconic role of Holly Golightly, made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film, in a new stage adaptation of Truman Capote's novella which opened in New York on Wednesday night.
However, the actress' turn as the eccentric society girl has failed to impress theatre reviewers.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times claims Clarke "comes across as an under-age debutante trying very, very hard to pass for a sophisticated grown-up" and criticises the actress' nude scene, in which she steps naked into a bath, as "unnecessary".
Linda Winer of News Day describes the play as "a bore", "dull" and "largely charmless", while David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter writes, "The poignancy of both Capote's brilliantly succinct prose and (Blake) Edwards' delectable film have been expunged from this bloated rehash... Part of that is due to the miscasting of Clarke... It takes skill and subtlety for a British actor to play an American hillbilly who wears her acquired sophistication like a satin sheath, and Clarke's delivery mostly comes off as effortful (sic) over-enunciation... Ultimately, this translation is an inert substitute for both the written and filmed versions."
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune is similarly unimpressed, writing, "The central problem with this disappointing show has nothing to do with the ghost of Audrey Hepburn," and branding the production "misguided and miscast".