Advertisement Advertisement “Alias Grace” is based on Atwood’s Giller Prize-winning novel about Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant and maid convicted of murder in Upper Canada in 1843. She was exonerated after about 30 years behind bars. Twitter TORONTO — Margaret Atwood will be stepping back in time and in front of the cameras for the TV adaptation of her novel “Alias Grace.” “I’m going to be a disapproving lady in a church. Typecasting,” Atwood said with a laugh during an interview discussing her upcoming graphic novel “Angel Catbird” and novel “Hag-Seed.” Login/Register With: The Canadian literary legend said she’ll have a cameo in the upcoming six-hour miniseries, which will air on CBC and stream on Netflix outside Canada. “Once you put on one of those things, you realize why everybody in Victorian pictures looks like this,” Atwood added, stiffening her spine to sit upright. “You don’t bend…. No slumping.” Atwood recently visited the set for the series, where she was placed in a corset and had her measurements taken. She said she’s slated to film her role on Aug. 16. Atwood was impressed by the level of detail being paid to translate the story to screen. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook “By that time, they’ll have my disapproving bonnet and dress ready for me,” she said.