“I only knew the infamous horse rumor,” hy het gesê, referring to a false urban legend that Catherine the Great died attempting to have sex with a horse.
The series is as bawdy as that false story about the empress.
“That’s kind of a bizarre thing when you break it apart and realize that this woman achieved so many wonderful things, changed a country, moved science forward and education,” Hoult added. “She was so progressive.”
Phoebe Fox, who plays lady in waiting Marial, gesê “Die groot” is as much fun to perform in as it is to watch.
“Most of the time it becomes about trying to mitigate how much fun you are having,” sy het gese. “It becomes sort inappropriate or the time is ticking, we’re trying to get the scene and people keep laughing. It’s helped by the fact we really like each other.”
Sacha Dhawan plays Count Orlo and said the chemistry of the cast is magical because they didn’t do any testing together or even a table read of the first script.
“Our director who did the pilot was like ‘Ok, let’s just get up on our feet and run it like a play,” Dhawan said. “So you’ve got all these strangers coming together to do this first episode and it was such good fun. It just started this journey perfectly.”