The Siren was impressed by the entire cast, but it’s Simmons’ show, and she’s in almost every scene. It would be tempting for a leading lady to emphasize Charlotte’s charm and victimization, a wounded-but-titillating-gazelle sort of thing. Instead Simmons plays up the woman’s intelligence. Sarcasm, rebellion and reproof keep creeping into her voice, and each flash of her perception offers hope for more.
Farran Smith Nehme
January 30, 2013