In 1981, Genevieve Bujold starred in Mistress of Paradise, a TV movie made for the ABC network. The project also featured Chad Everett, Anthony Andrews and Olivia Cole. Some contemporary press indicated that this movie was Genevieve Bujold's television debut, which is not entirely accurate. Previously, in 1967 and 1976, she had appeared in two other TV projects which were both part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series. However, Mistress of Paradise was Genevieve Bujold first proper TV movie, since her prior TV features, Saint Joan and Caesar and Cleopatra, were both adaptations of stage plays. The article included below makes the distinction that Mistress of Paradise is her "motion picture for television debut."
|Genevieve Bujold and Chad Everett|
Here are some vintage newspaper clippings concerning Mistress of Paradise:
And here is what the above image actually looks like: