Jenna Coleman hints at Victoria recasting and collection author has a substitute in thoughts

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Ahead of her third series as Queen Victoria, Jenna Coleman has conceded that she’ll need to relinquish her Victoria crown “sooner or later” within the close to future.

Following within the regal footsteps of Netflix’s The Crown, Jenna spoke to Digital Spy and different media in regards to the challenges she’ll face taking part in an older model of the monarch.

Jenna admitted that the difficulty of recasting was “behind everybody’s thoughts”, conceding that there is “undoubtedly a degree” the place one other actress ought to take over the reigns. Ahem.

Jenna Coleman hints at Victoria recasting  and series writer has a replacement in mind


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“You see me on display now with seven youngsters however she is simply 30, so I am solely simply taking part in 30, 31, now,” she defined. “But clearly there’s undoubtedly going to be a degree the place [I need] 4 hours in make-up.”

She continued: “That’s going to be a extremely heartbreaking factor. I really feel like over the past couple of years I am rising older along with her.

“It’s six months a 12 months. The hours you spend on set – I spend extra time being Victoria than being Jenna after we’re filming.”

It’s not solely Jenna who is not eager on contemplating her substitute – collection author Daisy Goodwin additionally instructed us that the present set-up “works brilliantly”.

Jenna Coleman hints at Victoria recasting  and series writer has a replacement in mind


Praising Jenna’s “very convincing” portrayal of Victoria, Daisy stated: “I feel she may play 10 years older, and he or she brilliantly did 10 years youthful. But I feel 20 years older is a little bit of a stretch.

“I feel when actors need to spend one other hour in make-up each morning, it is now not enjoyable, so we’ll see.”

When requested if there was a future Queen within the operating for future collection, Daisy declined to call any names on the threat of “jinxing” it.

“I’ve any individual in thoughts [to play the older Victoria],” she revealed. “But if I say it, will probably be jinxed, so I could not presumably say.”

Our cash’s on Oli Colman, whether or not it is smart or not. After all, who would not need to play two monarchs?

Victoria returns on Sunday, March 24 at 9pm on ITV.

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