Posted on 07/26/2018 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Lily Cole is certainly making her mark on the Brontë Society.

The model made waves last December when she was appointed as the society’s creative partner, prompting one expert to resign in outrage over her past career.

And now, as she promotes a short film she made about the origins of Wuthering Heights’s Heathcliff on the BBC, she describes him as a “domestic abuser” and marvels that he’s still seen as a romantic hero.

The film will be screened this weekend at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Yorkshire, as part of the Emily Brontë bicentary celebration.

Learn more about the movie, titled Balls, in Cole’s interview with The Guardian.

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