Mr Selfridge : surprised by the casting

surprised by the casting

Jeremy Piven is one of our most modern actors -- does it get any more modern than "Hug it out, you little bitch"? -- so even though it's great that he's from Chicago like Selfridge was, I found it quite odd to find him in a costume drama. I liked the show a lot, but after four seasons never could quite buy him as a guy born in the 19th century.

Re: surprised by the casting

That was the point. Harry Selfridge dragged the department store into the 20th century. He was modern for his time.