Q: Where did the idea to do this come from?
A: Hank Green came up with the idea of adapting a novel into a video blog. Pride and Prejudice is Hank and Katherine Green’s favorite book. Also it is in the public domain.
Q: Who runs the character’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Lookbook, Pinterest etc)?
Q: Why is Mr. Bingley now Bing Lee?
A: Answer here.
Q: Why are there only three Bennet sisters?
Q: How many writers are there on the show?
Q: Where did you find the cast?
A: We used the casting service “Breakdown Express”.
Q: When do the videos come out?
A: Lizzie publishes on Monday and Thursdays at 9 AM PST. The other characters publish on other days.
Q: Why don’t Darcy or more characters video blog?
A: Answer here
Q: Will The Lizzie Bennet Diaries end? and if so when?
A: As we are based on a novel that has a definitive end, we will eventually reach that point sometime in 2013
Q: Did you always plan to do spinoffs from the beginning like Lydia’s and Maria’s?
A: We always were considering having more than just Lizzie vlogging.
Q: Where is the Bennet house?
A: It’s in California somewhere north of Los Angeles and south of San Jose.
Q: Was the cast always meant to be diverse?
A: Yes. Modernized story set in the cultural melting pot of California, USA. Diversity required.
Q: Did you set out to have the Bennet girls be red heads?
A: No. That was a happy coincidence.
Q: Did you set out to have Charlotte, Bing, and Caroline be Asians?
A: Bing and Caroline yes. Charlotte no.
Q: How far in advance are the episodes filmed?
A: It varies. We’re never more than 6 weeks ahead.
Q: Are you providing more captions for the hearing impaired or for other languages?
A: Yes, we are doing this on a volunteer basis so it takes time. If you want to help please email captions (at) lizziebennet (dot) com.Q:
Q: Was Darcy always intended to be a hipster?
A: Not in early development, but we committed to that pretty quick.
Q: How much of what’s said onscreen is scripted and what do the actors improv?
A: 99.99% is scripted. The actors do (and are encouraged to) provide feedback on what is on the page but that usually comes in rehearsal. By the time we roll the camera, everything is on the page. The exceptions are with the Q&A’s which are usually never rehearsed, but are still scripted.