In case you missed it, Netflix’s “Bridgerton” recently premiered the limited series “Queen Charlotte” further proving how this ~spicy~ Regency-era series is becoming more and more of a global phenomenon.
The WhenInManila.com team got to speak with the lead cast of “Queen Charlotte”—India Amarteifio (Young Queen Charlotte), Corey Mylchreest (Young King George), Arsema Thomas (Young Lady Danbury), and Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte)—to talk about what went on while filming the show, and their favorite moments in the show.
WIM [to India Amarteifio and Corey Mylchreest]: You mentioned earlier that it was a very fun set on Queen Charlotte. Can you give us a glimpse of what it was like on set; like how you hang out or how you unwind and bond in between takes?
Corey: During the actual filming, it was different because a lot of the scenes are quite serious. So, you need to sort of meditate your concentration into that world. But my favorite is: India, Sam Clemett, Freddie Dennis—who played Brimsley and Reynolds (the younger versions)—and myself, we all had an Airbnb at the end of the project. […] So, we all lived together. India was, of course, incredibly messy. […]
But Freddie was, at the time, very terrified of ghosts. He actually showed us his place which was haunted; there was some really really weird stuff that happened there. And Freddie starts going, “Oh my god, this is really old. I’m cold… There’s something in the window!”
India: “I can hear creaking in the steps!”
Corey: And then India’s suddenly in the shower; the light goes out! Oh my god, now it’s really serious.
India: Now, it’s real.
Corey: And then it turned out that the one who was most afraid, Freddie, had been pretending the entire time and had turned the lights off.
India: Whilst I was in the shower! Which is such a health and safety hazard, now I’m thinking about it.
Corey: Could’ve killed you!
India: Could’ve killed me!
WIM [to Golda Rosheuvel]: When you first heard the news that there was going to be a series specifically about your character in Bridgerton, how did you feel? What was that moment like for you?
Golda: It was very humbling. As actors, you advocate for these characters that you play, and Queen Charlotte is no different for me. She’s very very dear to my heart, and obviously I have worked tirelessly in the last 4 years to kind of bring her to life. And you put your work out into the world and you hope that it is received positively. I think all of us in Bridgerton feel very very blessed that Bridgerton and the characters that we play have been received very beautifully and really well.
But then, for Shonda and Netflix to come and say, “Look, we’re really interested in this character and we’d like to see what more we can discover about her. Would you be okay with that?”
And I was like, “Uh, yeah, that would be really great, thanks!”
It’s very humbling, thrilling, exciting—I feel really blessed.
WIM [to Golda Rosheuvel]: What was the most memorable scene that you shot for Queen Charlotte?
Golda: That’s an easy one. It’s the ones with Brimsley. As I’ve said, it’s so so wonderful to finally show the relationship, and what that relationship is, and how important that relationship is to this character. He’s her confidante; he’s her everything; he’s her best mate; he’s her enemy; you know? There’s such a pull and push as intimate relationships are. […]
[In] one of the first scenes that we shot, he and I cried! It was the scene where I say, “Why are my children not getting married?” and he starts, and I say, “Go and stand over there.” Because I can’t face it, I can’t face what he’s saying—we cried because it was such an “Oh my god” moment. Oh, wow, we are communicating! Finally, these two characters are saying words to each other, more than “Yes, your majesty” or “Brimsley.”
Those scenes for me are joy!
“Queen Charlotte” is now streaming on Netflix!
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