NEW YORK: British writer Philippa Gregory and actor Max Irons provide some insight on the upcoming Starz series The White Queen, the challenges and rewards of period drama and the world’s enduring fascination with British royalty.
In 15th century England, against the backdrop of the War of the Roses, three women, Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville, are caught up in the brutal battle for the throne. British writer Philippa Gregory chronicled their stories in her bestselling The Cousins’ War series of historical novels, which is now the basis of a ten-part drama from Company Pictures.
The White Queen, starring Max Irons as the young King Edward IV, premiered on BBC One earlier this summer and is set to roll out in the U.S. on Starz in August, with Starz Worldwide Distribution representing the rights in most international markets.
The first clip has been released from The White Queen – BBC One’s new adaptation of Phillipa Gregory‘s historical novel series, The Cousin’s War – featuring actor Max Irons.
The Host star plays King Edward IV in the ten-hour drama series.
Set against the iconic backdrop of the War of the Roses, The White Queen tells the story of the women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne.
Watch the clip…
The official synopsis reads: “The White Queen is a stunningly rich tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, vibrantly woven through the stories of three different yet equally driven women, in their quest for power as they manipulate behind the scenes of history – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville.”
The Host has completely and totally won over our hearts (plus implanted itself in our minds via our necks), so we thought it was time to bring you some more of our interviews with the cast!
The Host features two very attractive young men – Jake Abel and Max Irons. And they were absolutely thrilled when our own Maude Garrett accused them of swapping spit.
You see, both Jake and Max get to kiss Melanie/Wanderer (Saoirse Ronan) in the film, and they had a little bit of a disagreement over exactly who got there first.
Since video will only embed on auto play, posted below the cut.
Max Irons and Jake Abel discuss pranks, crazy fans and deep messages at a press junkett promoting their new movie ‘The Host’ in New York City. The movie is based on the book series by ‘Twilight’ author Stephanie Meyer.
Max tells of Jake’s penchant for playing pranks on his co-stars, including him. ‘Jake utilises his Twitter to quite an extent’, he says. ‘He told all of his [followers]. that I was terrified of insects which prompted them to come to the book signing and throw insects at me.’ He also mentions that they once had a female fan (who was more of a fan of ‘Twilight’) who filed down her teeth to look like fangs. ‘If I was a torture victim and someone said, ‘Right, we’re about to file down your teeth, give us the nuclear codes’, I would give them up in a heartbeat. She did it voluntarily’, he admits. Jake discusses the messages that the film puts across, saying that it has elements of ‘escapism’ and ‘sci-fi’ and that, ‘There’s plenty of questions to be asked about us as a human race and individuality.’
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