Jodie Turner-Smith ‘excited’ to play Anne Boleyn in ‘daring retelling’

All hail Queen Jodie! 👑

10/30/2020 1:30:00 PM

All hail Queen Jodie! 👑

It’ll be more of a psychological thriller.

Jodie Turner-Smith will become Anne Boleyn (Picture: Getty Images)Jodie Turner-Smith is confirmed to play iconic historical figure Anne Boleyn in a new drama which has been hailed as a ‘daring retelling’ of the famous story about the Queen of England.

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Queen & Slim actress Jodie said she was ‘excited’ to take on the challenging role in the three-part drama series, set to air on Channel 5 in the UK.Confirming her involvement, the British actress said in a statement: ‘I am so excited to join these exciting filmmakers in bringing the story of one of history’s most controversial queens to the screen.

‘Delving deeper into Anne Boleyn’s immense strengths while examining her fatal weaknesses and vulnerabilities, Eve’s scripts immediately captured my imagination.’AdvertisementAdvertisementJodie continued: ‘In the hands of Lynsey Miller, the legend of this formidable queen and fierce mother will be seen as a deeply human story that is still so relevant for today.

‘I look forward to bringing my heart and spirit into this daring retelling of the fall of this iconic woman.’Joining Jodie in the ambitious series is White House Farm actress Amanda Burton, I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu, White Lines’ Barry Ward and Jamael Westman who starred in the West End’s Hamilton musical.

The actress admits the series is a ‘daring retelling’ (Picture: Getty Images)Ben Frow, director of programmes at ViacomCBS, said of the drama: ‘It is no secret that I’m a huge Anne Boleyn fan and we know she’s a proven success as a subject with factual and film audiences.

‘This project re-frames her story as a propulsive psychological thriller, told from a new perspective, with top talent like Jodie Turner-Smith attached.‘It was simply too irresistible to say no to and I’m very excited to see the finished product.’ Read more: Metro »

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Let's just rewrite history! FFS. I'm all for equality and I'm all for diversity, but there is a point where it just becomes ridiculous. Why on earth is it ok for a black person to play a white person in a historical movie? Do we not have any white actresses/actors? much resemblance

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