'Becoming Elizabeth' star Alicia von Rittberg on playing the last Tudor queen: It's 'very much needed'

여배우는 젊은 Elizabeth Tudor로 주연을 맡았습니다., 훗날 영국의 엘리자베스 1세 여왕이 된, STARZ 사극에서 “엘리자베스가 됩니다.” The series explores how the daughter of King Henry VIII and the doomed Anne Boleyn must overcome the challenges of the English court to rise on her own and obtain the crown. The series is based on the real-life Elizabeth, who became known asThe Virgin Queenfor resisting being married during her long reign. The monarch passed away in 1603 나이에 69.

While Elizabeth died over 400 여러 해 전에, von Rittberg told Fox News Digital her story is just as relevant today.

Alicia von Rittberg attends STARZ's ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ New York Premiere Event at The Plaza on June 07, 2022 뉴욕시.

Alicia von Rittberg attends STARZ’s ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ New York Premiere Event at The Plaza on June 07, 2022 뉴욕시. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ)

I think that just to tell the story of how a young woman became one of the greatest leaders we know today – it’s just something that is as modern and as contemporary today as it was 400 여러 해 전에,” the 28-year-old actress explained. “I think to tell that story not just from an approach where you get to know the person behind that great icon because you learn how she grew up, but also to tell the story from a female point of view, I think it’s something that is just very new and very much needed.


Von Rittberg admitted that at first, she was nervous to take on the role, knowing that so many iconic stars have played Elizabeth at various points of her reign: 케이트 블란쳇, Bette Davis, Helen Mirren and Judi Dench, 다른 것들 중에서. The German star’s big break came as recently 같이 2014 when she played opposite Brad Pitt inFury.

I think it’s just being intimidated by the fact that you’re playing not just a historical figure, and you want to get it right, but also to play someone who’s been portrayed by such brilliant actresses,” said von Rittberg on the biggest challenge she faced in taking on a period piece. “I think it just really helped me to understand that, 잘, 가장 먼저, this is the early years we’re showing. So there is not that much comparison.

Alicia von Rittberg stars as Elizabeth Tudor, who would later become Queen Elizabeth I.

Alicia von Rittberg stars as Elizabeth Tudor, who would later become Queen Elizabeth I. (스타즈)

And second of all, this is a new and different approach that lets you have a look behind the curtain, that shows the more emotional, more vulnerable, more human side to her, rather than concentrating on court life only. I think that… really helped me to play that part.

아직도, von Rittberg was determined to get it right. 보고서에 따르면, she took a crash course inprincess school which involved learning how to ride a horse, write calligraphy, dance the volta, play the virginals, move with ease while wearing six layers of costume, and speak with a certain English twang inspired by Kate Winslet.

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The no-nonsense training was worth it, von Rittberg said. As she reflects on her experience in bringing the role to life, von Rittberg said she wished she could somehow sit face to face with the queen.

Alicia von Rittberg went to "princess school" before she played Elizabeth Tudor.

Alicia von Rittberg went toprincess schoolbefore she played Elizabeth Tudor. (스타즈)

Von Rittberg said she would ask her a question that many women today, hundreds of years later, can still identify with.


I would like to ask her how she found her voice in that male-dominated world,” 그녀는 주목했다. “If she felt like she could completely do her own thing, or if she felt like she had to adapt to a male way of leading in order to gain respect.

Becoming Elizabeth” 사람들이 있는 그대로 보고 웃으면서 보고 그들이 관심을 가질지 몰랐던 것에 대해 한두 가지를 배울 수 있기를 바랍니다. 9 오후. on STARZ.