New film to feature Queen Victoria’s sexy image
For those who always perceived Queen Victoria as that elderly widow dressed in black, a new film The Young Victoria might prove to be an eye opener because it traces the life of the Royal from the beginning till the end of her reign.entertainment Updated: Feb 28, 2009 13:22 IST
For those who always perceived Queen Victoria as that elderly widow dressed in black, a new film The Young Victoria might prove to be an eye opener because it traces the life of the Royal from the beginning till the end of her reign.
The film will tell the story of Queen Victoria from the start of her reign in 1837 to the end in 1901, with a love story at its heart.
Produced by the Duchess of York along with Martin Scorsese, the movie will feature the romance between the Royal and her handsome cousin Prince Albert - an arranged marriage that turned into a passionate love affair.
"It is one of the greatest love stories in the history of the monarchy," Sky News quoted Emily Blunt, who plays Victoria, as saying.
She added: "They really were made for each other and he was her greatest achievement in many ways. He loved her selflessly and wanted her to be the best version of herself that she could be."
The Duchess became fascinated with Queen Victoria when she married into the Royal Family, and it was she who suggested making a film about the Royal’s early years.
Julian Fellowes, who wrote the screenplay, was thrilled by the idea and said: "I''ve always felt that the vision we have of Queen Victoria now, this little fat woman in black with the handkerchief on her head is only a part of the story, you know there is this very strong passionate girl at the beginning. I mean we all know about the grief of the widowhood but we don''t know about the love."
First Published: Feb 28, 2009 13:20 IST