Kristin Scott Thomas is two years older than I am. I know; I checked. An accomplished international actress, in my mind she’ll always be the icily beautiful princess of sarcasm, secretly in love with feckless protagonist Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral. She’s been the leading lady to onscreen lovers ranging from Prince to Ralph Fiennes to Robert Redford.

And now she’s … Mrs. Danvers?

I feel just like I did when Room with a View’s diminutive and petulant heroine Helena Bonham Carter suddenly started playing crones like Miss Havisham, Mrs. Lovett, and Bellatrix Lestrange. 

How did these Hollywood ingenues grow so old when I haven’t aged at all? It’s a mystery. And so is the new Netflix adaptation of Dame Daphne du Maurier’s gothic masterpiece Rebecca. There’s the mystery of what really happened to the eponymous…

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