Stars and EPs from The Time Traveler discuss bringing Henry and Clare's love story to TV, but also address food critics

Stars and EPs from The Time Traveler discuss bringing Henry and Clare's love story to TV, but also a ...

The Time Travelers Wife began as a book before being transformed into a film, and now Audrey Niffenegger''s novel is being reviewed on TV series, with the help of exec producer/writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock), and EP/director David Nutter (Game of Thrones).

Theo James (Sanditon) and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) play Henry and Clare, a couple who has a genetic disorder that forced him to travel with him this Sunday at 9/8c.

The nature of Stevens'' writing teaches Leslie that understanding of the series was incredibly helpful to play, and I found it to be a real joy to play with these two lovers. However, I thought it was a fascinating journey to make each character involved. Not only because of the age range, but because of the exceptional situation that Clare experiences herself in being one-half of a time-traveling couple.

Below, the stars, along with Moffat and Nutter, take a look at five things you need to know about the adaptation.

THIS ONES FOR THE BOOK FANS | Moffat sent the shows scripts to Niffenegger and would talk her through the things I changed or why I was doing things the way I was doing, and sometimes shed be silent, and then sometimes shed get in touch, he says. Overall, the ever-busier author was hands-off, saying: "What I want you to do no pressure is make a big hit like Sherlock or Doctor Who." I will not do anything you tell you, however, he says.

Moffat, a self-proclaimed fan of the novel, sought to keep up with the source material even while adapting Niffeneggers'' story to fit the theme of a weekly TV show. It''s not about changing. Unlike the 2009 film that featured Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana, the HBO series has much time to dig deep into the key themes. Unlike the film, I liked the story, and a lot of people believe it. By which time in the movie, you have little time to

SOLUTION | When it came time to talk together for the producers, Leslie and James found themselves learning to chemistry through computers, due to the pandemic. It was really, very strange, when I arrived at the conclusion of December 2020, and it was quite odd to try and connect with someone on the other side of a webcam. But again, I realized that the two things were mutually beneficial. So I realized that these were all examples, and that this was really, very special.

A HENRY WAS MORE DIFFICULT AND MORE FUN | Of all the different ways at which James portrays Henry, the actor found the twentysomething version the toughest because I didnt want to overplay that particular Henry. Similarly, playing opposite was quite fun. I''m actually impressed by that because he''s just a bit of a prick, and there was a lot of energy.

IT HURTS TO TIME TRAVEL | Every time Henry is transported to the future or the present, he gets dropped, literally, with a big thump into that time period. It was distressing, and I was aware that every time I saw Jesus, I had a lot of bumps and bruises. I remembered that there was another that I made a request to remake. It was so generous that everyone would feel like Jesus! I wanted to say hi. This is not just a fun romantic-com

CONCERNS | One of the issues that has been criticized is that an adult Henry frequently visits Clare when she is a child, expressing concern that he groomed her. That''s not what the story about him or her, and he gets married again, through no fault of his own, and she is confronted with the childhood version of the woman he already loves. Besides, he has very strict rules about this, like that he will never reveal who he is to her in the future

Clare changes Henry if one of the two characters changes the other, according to Moffat. Clare is exactly the same person as a little girl when she sees her in her seventies. Henry transforms herself as a rock and becomes the man she wants him to be because he loves her.