Happy Mother’s Day! A bit ill-fitting for the holiday, but nonetheless perfectly timed, Zoe Saldana premieres her new adaption of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ on Sunday, May 11 on NBC. Click to WATCH Zoe tell all about her devilish role.
Zoe Saldana stars in the re-inspired miniseries, Rosemary’s Baby, which is a take on Roman Polanski‘s 1968 Mia Farrow film, but it’s not a remake. The modern-day version is set in Paris and stars Suits‘ Patrick J. Adams, as Rosemary’s husband.
Zoe Saldana Stars In ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ — WATCH
When Rosemary’s Baby aired in 1968, it was terrifying and controversial, but the modern miniseries is not a remake, and it happens to be much more graphic and haunting.
“The last thing on my mind is to go off and watch what has already been done,” says Zoe who stars in and co-produces the suspense thriller. “The desire wasn’t to do a remake of Roman Polanski’s version…it was actually to tell the story again from different eyes in today’s world, and set in Paris in a different city.”
Rosemary (Zoe) and her husband Guy (Patrick) move to the city of lights after a series of unfortunate events have left the couple grieving. The young lovers are presented with an opportunity to move into an amazing apartment in Paris with an incredible job offer for Guy and are even welcomed by seemingly lovely neighbors.
But, of course, as the original story goes, terror arises for Rosemary when she becomes pregnant.
“It’s about a woman’s own dying desire to be a mother and how the devil takes advantage of that to bring his son on Earth,” says Zoe.
For more about the new psychological two-part miniseries, WATCH Zoe’s interview (above).
Rosemary’s Baby premieres on Sunday, May 11 at 9/8c on NBC.
HollywoodLifers, have you seen the original Rosemary’s Baby? Let us know if you think Zoe’s version is better!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister