“Anatomy of a scandal”: the deleted scene that could reveal more about Olivia Lytton

Based on the best-selling novel by Sara Vaughan, “Anatomy of a Scandal” is an insightful and suspenseful series about sexual privilege and consent. (Netflix)

anatomy of a scandalthe acclaimed novel Sarah Vaughndebuted in style in Netflix and has quickly become the most watched since its launch. The psychological thriller and judicial drama narrates the controversial events that surround an elite in the United Kingdom. Throughout the episodes, the plot focuses on the perspectives of various characters to present an environment marked by privilege and tainted by acts committed with impunity when great power is involved.

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According to the official synopsis, the miniseries “unfolds through the personal and political scandals of the British elite, a world where the truth lurks between justice and privilege. James and Sophie Whitehouse live a perfect life full of luxury. James, a minister with a beautiful family, has an unstoppable career path until a scandal about his past comes to light. Barrister Kate Woodcroft, also with an impeccable record, is charged with the prosecution to handle the case, and her investigation threatens not to stop with Parliament, or the Whitehouse marriage, or her own self-esteem.”

Naomi Scott (“Aladdin” and “Charlie’s Angels”) stars as Olivia Lytton in the British limited series. (Netflix)

Olivia Lytton’s deleted scene in anatomy of a scandal

In television fiction, James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) denies the accusations of violation of Olivia Lyton (Naomi Scott) and maintains that the sexual act was consensual. Also, his main defense was that they both had an extramarital affair for five months. She denies having given her consent and, even though they had an affair, she claims that she was forced to have intimate relations with him. More is unknown about her private life other than what is seen in flashbacks of her during her depositions in court.

“What I love about this series is that it puts the audience in the jury’s seat. I think that’s really effective because ultimately, if you’re a juror, you’re dealing with these memory fragments, which I think makes these cases really difficult to prosecute,” Scott said in an interview with RadioTimes. Along the same lines, he revealed that there was a scene of anatomy of a scandal which tells more about Olivia’s life after that event, but failed to survive the director’s cut.

The scene that told the most about Olivia's fate was cut by the production. "It didn't seem like he did the character justice.", justified the actress. (Netflix)
The scene that told the most about Olivia’s fate was cut by the production. “It didn’t seem like he did the character justice,” the actress justified. (Netflix)

What was the reason for leaving her out? “She did not feel well [dejarla]”, he replied. “It didn’t seem like it did the character justice, tying him up with a bow. In fact, I think it’s more powerful to let people say, ‘Wow, what happened to him?’. And a lot of times these kinds of victims are forgotten, so I think it’s really appropriate.”

Created and written by David E Kelley (Big Little Lies) Y Melissa James Gibson (House of Cards), this television adaptation is starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friends, Naomi Scott, Josette Simon, Geoffrey Streatfeild Y Joshua McGuire. The six chapters anatomy of a scandal are available to view at Netflix since last April 15.

All episodes of "anatomy of a scandal" they were released in mid-April. (Netflix)
All episodes of “Anatomy of a Scandal” were released in mid-April. (Netflix)


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“Anatomy of a scandal”: the deleted scene that could reveal more about Olivia Lytton