As the director of Hysteria, a film surrouding the delicate topic of the invention of the vibrator, Tanya Wexler was pre-occupied with being accurate. “We were surprisingly fastidious about historical accuracy,” Wexler told Uinterview exclusively about Hysteria.
Claire Danes, 33, of Homeland and Hugh Dancy, 37, of Hysteria have some exciting Fourth of July news this week — they are expecting their first child together. A rep for Danes officially confirmed the baby news on Wednesday, reports People.
Mads Mikkelsen, the Dane who just scored the Best Actor award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his role as Lucas, a man who becomes the target of small-town hysteria, in Thomas Vinterberg's Danish film, The Hunt, has now been cast in a few American roles, to follow up on his previous Casino Royle, Clash of the Titans, and Three Musketeers fame.
In director Tanya Wexler's cleverly disarming comedy Hysteria, British actor Hugh Dancy plays Dr. Mortimer Granville, the Victorian physician credited with the invention of the first electric vibrator.
While directing Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hysteria, which is about the invention of the electric vibrator during Victorian England, Tanya Wexler had no trouble getting her highly professional actors to take matters seriously — well, at least not her human actors.
Hysteria is one film the entire Tribeca Film Festival will be buzzing about — in more ways than one. Directed by Tanya Wexler, Hysteria stars Hugh Dancy as a Victorian-era doctor attempting to cure women of their, um, afflictions.
It's been rumored for about a month that Maggie Gyllenhaal, 34, may be expecting a new addition to the family, since photographs emerged in the news of what appeared to be the actress sporting a tiny baby bump.
Necessity, as the saying goes, is the mother of invention. One invention in particular actually has quite a lot to do with mothers, daughters and their, um, necessities. Just ask actors Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who star in the forthcoming Hysteria, a film by Tanya Wexler set in the Victorian-era about the female orgasm and the very first vibrator.