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Nicole   /   12.08.2017   •  

INSTYLE US – For Jenna Coleman, playing the queen in PBS’s Masterpiece series Victoria certainly has its perks. “I’ve gotten pretty comfortable in a tiara, I suppose,” says the 31-year-old with a laugh. “But the first couple of weeks of shooting were bizarre because you step on set and suddenly you’re sat on a throne and people are curtsying.”

Royal court etiquette isn’t the only thing Coleman had to get used to for the show, which returns on January 14. Her restrictive wardrobe was also an adjustment. “After seven months of filming, I wanted to throw my corset in the bin,” she says. “You’re forced to walk around so demurely when you wear one, and I honestly don’t know how women did it. They wore so many layers too. Each dress basically has a big duvet underneath.”

That’s not to say Coleman rejects all fashion trends from Victoria. She favors baubles inspired by the queen’s namesake era—her favorite is an Annina Vogel ring, which was a gift from her family on her 30th birthday—as well as “really high collars, lacy shirts, and ruffles.” When she’s not in costume, she opts for tried-and-true Brit brands such as Burberry and Erdem, but she faces the same #petiteproblems as the 4-foot-11-inch monarch. “There’s so much that I’d love to wear, but the proportions aren’t always right,” says Coleman, who is 5 foot 2. “You really have to know what works for your frame when you’re short.”

She may be close in height to the former ruler—she even visited Buckingham Palace to see Queen Victoria’s throne, which was “so tiny, it was almost miniature”—but certain physical features separate the two. “My eyes are brown, so once I put my blue contact lenses in, that’s when I really feel like her,” says Coleman. “It’s amazing what just changing the eye color does.” She’s also grown accustomed to donning a fake baby bump. “Season 2 is about the early part of Victoria and Albert’s marriage, when their honeymoon period is interrupted by [having] many children,” she says. “She keeps getting pregnant and becomes resentful. Tension also develops because Albert wants to rule.”

Of course, Victoria’s famous moxie never allows that to happen, and some of that brio has rubbed off on Coleman. “Victoria was so impulsive and would say exactly what she thought,” says Coleman. “Playing her definitely has made me less apologetic and more assertive, but God help me if I pick up any more of her habits!” (source)

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Nicole   /   08.20.2017   •  

EXPRESS.CO.UK – When Victoria returns, it will see the young queen adapting to life as a mother while her husband Prince Albert (played by Tom Hughes) has taken over her royal duties.

Needless to say that the queen is far from impressed and the pair will have their fair share of arguments in the new series.

“There’s a real thunderous clash there,” Jenna teased. “Last series we had the Lord Melbourne story, Albert coming in, the proposal and the marriage, but we hadn’t really delved into their married life at all. So this gives us the opportunity to really get into the power shift, the clash of wills and the love between Victoria and Albert, as well as her keeping firm hands on the crown and being a mother.”

Jenna, who stars opposite boyfriend Tom, also revealed that those explosive arguments have led to a few accidents on set.

“It’s fun filming their explosive arguments,” she told The Sun. “We did one on our first day this year where I had to throw a hairbrush at Tom. I hit him and it broke. It was awful. I got through so many of them.”

She went on to add: “There is elation because your adrenaline is so high, but I’m not a hugely argumentative person. I’m not confrontational in that way. That’s one of the things about Victoria which is the opposite to me.”

As well as dealing with marriage woes, the queen will also face the challenges of the potato famine in Ireland and the Duchess of Kent (Dame Diana Rigg). (source)

Nicole   /   08.01.2017   •  

NEW YORK TIMES – Jenna Coleman, a former “Doctor Who” companion, says casting a female as the lead of the long-running sci-fi series is “genius.”

“Oh, I love it,” the actress said Monday during a Television Critics Association panel about her Masterpiece series, “Victoria.”

Earlier this month, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th official incarnation of the galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.

Coleman added that she thinks Whittaker is “brilliant and lovely” and she “can’t wait to hear” Whittaker’s voice as the character.

“It’s very exciting times,” she said.

On the BBC’s “Doctor Who,” the main character can regenerate into new bodies, allowing for endless recasting possibilities.

Coleman played a “Doctor Who” companion from 2012 to 2015. (source)

Nicole   /   04.12.2017   •  

RADIO TIMES – ITV’s Victoria is set for its own Christmas special this year and writer/creator Daisy Goodwin promises that it’ll be suitably festive.

“I haven’t written the Christmas special yet,” Goodwin told RadioTimes.com at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, “I imagine it’s going to be quite taxing but I know it’s going to be utterly brilliant and there’ll be a lot of snow in it”.

The festive outing for Jenna Coleman’s queen will be made all the more special thanks to her historical husband Albert’s (Tom Hughes) well-documented love of the winter celebration.

“All his children had individual Christmas trees”, she explained, “so he was the original ‘Christmas-zilla’, I think is the word!”

Fans will have to wait until December to unwrap Goodwin’s festive delight, but they’ll have plenty of ‘Vicbert’ delights to keep them ticking over if series two – which is currently filming – airs in the autumn as planned.

Nicole   /   04.12.2017   •  

RADIO TIMES – Claire Foy may be ready to hang up her titular headwear after series two of Netflix’s The Crown, but Jenna Coleman doesn’t need to worry about her ITV throne.

Daisy Goodwin, the creator of Sunday night favourite Victoria, has assured RadioTimes.com that there are no plans to search for a new leading lady to play an ageing monarch any time soon.

“I think we’ve got quite a long way to go before we need to re-cast Jenna; we’re moving quite slowly through the 1840s,” Goodwin explained at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival.

“We haven’t even caught up with her real age,” she continued, “so I think Jenna will be on our screens for some time to come”.

Coleman’s definitely sure to star in the ITV drama for at least another series (series two is currently filming) and a Christmas special will take her right the way through to the end of 2017.

Goodwin hasn’t ruled out the possibility of continuing Victoria’s tale in a third series either, meaning we could well still be bowing to Queen Coleman for many years to come. (source)