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Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Is Starring In A Cheeky Pride And Prejudice Remake

Between Bridgerton on Netflix and Sanditon on PBS, the regency period has become hot material for adaptation. Netflix is currently doubling down on the era. It’s already got Persuasion, a period piece film doing a direct retelling of the Jane Austen novel. But its newest adaptation is going the Clueless route, rewriting Pride and Prejudice for the modern era in The Netherfield Girls. But the first Netherfield Girls casting news suggests that the new adaptation will be a lot more teen-oriented than one might think.
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Netflix Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Will Never Say Never

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was a 12th grader starring in a teen production of Chicago when Mindy Kaling began searching for a young South Asian woman to lead her precocious Netflix dramedy, Never Have I Ever. Her winning audition beat the 15,000 others who tried out for Devi—a part that earned Ramakrishnan a spot on A.O. Scott’s list of 2020’s best performances and a Time 100 anointment. Now the 19-year-old is bracing for season two—and trying to maintain perspective: “I kept putting the pressure on myself to represent brown girls everywhere. And I was like, hold on. If I’m not going to put that pressure on a fictional character, why the hell would I do that to myself?”
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Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Will Be Netflix's Elizabeth Bennett

Jane Austen fans are eating well this year. Not only will Dakota Johnson star in an updated Persuasion for Netflix, but Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan just signed on to another beloved adaptation for the streaming platform: She'll play Elizabeth Bennett in the Pride and Prejudice-inspired The Netherfield Girls. Never have we ever been so down for a rom-com.
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‘The Netherfield Girls’: ‘Never Have I Ever’ Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Lead Netflix’s Contemporary ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Movie

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen novels are generally pretty decent. There are all-time classics like Clueless, based on Austen’s Emma, and Bridget Jones’ Diary, inspired by Pride and Prejudice, and…a million other contemporary twists on Pride and Prejudice. Now Netflix is giving its own spin on Austen’s most famous novel, with The Netherfield Girls, a contemporary romantic comedy that will star Never Have I Ever breakout star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
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'Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Lead 'Pride and Prejudice' Reimagining 'The Netherfield Girls'

Never Have I Ever’s breakout star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is continuing her rise in Hollywood with her next project The Netherfield Girls, per a report from Variety. Written and directed by Becca Gleason, the Netflix film is described as a contemporary take on Pride and Prejudice. Ramakrishnan has been cast as the heroine Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennett, with no other cast members yet announced.
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Never Have I Ever Breakout Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Make Feature Film Debut With Netflix’s ‘The Netherfield Girls’

Never Have I Ever breakout star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has booked her first film role with The Netherfield Girls, a romantic comedy set up at Netflix. The project marks Ramakrishnan’s second project with the streamer following the coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever. “The Netherfield Girls” is described as a “fresh and contemporary” take on “Pride and Prejudice” in the vein of teen comedies like “Easy A” and “10 Things I Hate About You”. Sweet Tooth: From Doom Patrol to iZombie, 5 Obscure DC Properties That Got Screen Adaptations Before This Netflix Series.
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The Netherfield Girls starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in the works at Netflix

Jane Austen fans, this is not a drill! Yet another adaptation of the classic author’s work is being brought to the small screen for Netflix‘s growing romance base. While we’re all still itching to see what the Dakota Johnson-led Persuasion has to offer, we need to add another Austen-inspired film to our watch list. The Netherfield Girls is coming for that teen rom-com crown!
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Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to lead Jane Austen adaptation for Netflix

Netflix is writing a new chapter in Jane Austen's literary legacy with Never Have I Ever breakout Maitreyi Ramakrishnan at the helm. EW has confirmed the 19-year-old Canadian actress will lead the streaming service's new romantic comedy The Netherfield Girls as Lizzie Bennett, a reimagined version of Austen's famous character at the center of her beloved novel Pride & Prejudice.
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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on Owning Her Unique Self: Your Quirks Are "Your Secret Weapons"

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan beat out over 15,000 hopefuls all over the world for her lead role on Mindy Kaling's Never Have I Ever, casually marking her first professional acting debut. What set her apart was her sense of authenticity. "Owning my uniqueness has opened my door to a career I never really thought I'd have," Maitreyi shared during an appearance at POPSUGAR's Girl Talk: Knowledge Is Our Superpower event with Michelle Obama and the Girls Opportunity Alliance. The event, which premiered on Thursday, featured a collection of inspiring conversations with celebrity guests, like the 19-year-old actress, in support of girls' education across the world.
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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

When you’re a minority woman with your own show, you gotta represent. It’s a tough job to be in that spotlight, where you are scrutinized for your every action, but it’s exhilarating too. People come up to you at the airport or online and say those three magic words: “I feel seen.” It’s a huge ­responsibility—and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is exactly the kind of talented young woman who is up to the task.