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Jenna attended the TCA Summer Tour for promoting Victoria on PBS yesterday (June 28). The drama will premiere on the American network on January 2017 (we don’t have a UK date yet though).

INDIEWIRE – The former “Doctor Who” companion plays the famed British monarch from the moment she becomes queen at the tender age of 18 in Masterpiece’s upcoming eight-part miniseries “Victoria.” Although Queen Victoria lived in the 19th century, more is known about her than many other historical figures, because she was an avid diarist and left a colorful paper trail of her thoughts and dreams.

“Her vivacious nature comes out in the page,” Coleman told reporters at the Television Critics Association on Thursday. The diaries included many all-caps and underlined portions. “What I found most interesting was her sketch work,” Coleman added. “She was quite a prolific watercolorist,” Portraits figured regularly in Queen Victoria’s work along with landscapes. She as also a fan of the theater.

Novelist Daisy Goodwin, who wrote and created the series, read between the lines to create the personal details of Victoria’s life. Although the Prime Minister Lord Melbourne (played in the series by Rufus Sewell) was the queen’s adviser and friend, Goodwin said Victoria’s crush on Melbourne was apparent if you “count how many times she mentioned Lord Melbourne” in her diary, and therefore wrote these romantic feelings into the script.

Victoria set a precedent for flouting tradition from the beginning of her reign. “Not only did she take control, but she literally invented her own name,” said Goodwin. “She chose Victoria because it’s a victorious name.” Before her coronation, she was called Alexandrina Victoria, or Drina by her family, but when she obtained the crown, she chose to be called Queen Victoria, which broke tradition since English queens were often Annes, Janes or Elizabeths.

What Queen Victoria was able to accomplish was extraordinary, considering her youth and the sexism during that time. Goodwin noted that during that time, “Women don’t have the vote. Married women are the property of husbands,”

“And she’s 4-foot-11,” Coleman added.

Victoria’s short stature is made much of in the series, as it lead to some treating her as a child. Nevertheless, she went on to marry her cousin Prince Albert (Tom Hughes), who was reportedly tall, possibly 6 feet. The royal couple were famously quite smitten with each other, having nine children together. They were so amorous that Goodwin says Albert had a special device put in their bedroom that allowed him to lock their bedroom door without getting out of bed. (source)

Several photos from the PBS press room and the Victoria Panel have now been added to the gallery – with big thanks to my friend Emily for her precious help. More, though, will sure be added as well during the day so follow the site twitter @JennaColemanCom to stay up-to-date!


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Nicole   /   07.08.2016   •  

Back on Wednesday (July 06) Jenna attended the Serpentine Summer Party held at the Serpentine Gallery in London. She looked gorgeous and very elegant in an Emilia Wickstead white dress with Charlotte Olympia shoes and Sophie Bille Brahe earrings.

Seveal photos photos from the evening have now finally been added to the gallery, be sure to check them! And remember to follow the site on twitter @JennaColemanCom. Enjoy!


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Nicole   /   07.06.2016   •  

Jenna looked splendid last night (June 05) while attending the Vogue Foundation Gala 2016 during the Paris Fashion Week, held at Palais Galliera. She was wearing a Burberry gown and looked like a princess! Some photos from the event have now been added to the gallery (with BIG thanks to my friend Emily for her help!) and more will be added later so be sure to follow the site’s twitter @JennaColemanCom for any additional updates! Enjoy :)


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Nicole   /   06.24.2016   •  

Back on Wednesday (June 22), Jenna attended the Victoria&Albert Museum Summer Party. She looked great in a Louis Vuitton dress, with Jimmy Choo shoes and bag. Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, with big thanks to Emily and Hayley for their precious help! Enjoy :)


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Nicole   /   06.17.2016   •  

Yesterday night (June 16), Jenna attended the launch of the Tate Modern extension in London. She looked very beautiful in an Altuzarra dress with a Jimmy Choo clutch and Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, with thanks to Emily for her help with some HQs!

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