The Crown cast new Prince Charles and Queen Mother for season 3
New actors have been selected to play the roles of Prince Charles and Queen Mother in the third season of The Crown.
The Netflix series will be entering a new era upon its third instalment and so certain actors have been replaced as the characters get older.
While we might be sad to wave goodbye to certain famous faces, viewers can now look forward to some fresh, new talent on The Crown. Especially after the revelation that showrunner Peter Morgan has cast Josh O’Connor and Marion Bailey to appear in the new season as Prince Charles and the Queen Mother.
Bailey said: “It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother. Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top-notch team.”
Bailey and O’Connor will be joining the likes of Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, who were recently announced as the new Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
Taking over Matt Smith’s role as Prince Phillip is Tobias Menzies.
The Crown seasons 1-2 are available to watch on Netflix.
The Handmaid’s Tale actor Joseph Fiennes reveals which scene he refused to perform
Joseph Fiennes has explained why he refused to perform a certain scene in The Handmaid’s Tale season two. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed the season two script originally included a… read more
The Handmaid’s Tale actor Joseph Fiennes reveals which scene he refused to perform
Joseph Fiennes has explained why he refused to perform a certain scene in The Handmaid’s Tale season two.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed the season two script originally included a scene in which his character Fred would rape his wife Joy (Yvonne Strahovski).
“I guess in many ways, as abhorrent and nasty and evil as Fred is, I have to defend parts of him,” Fiennes said.
“In episode nine, we had a moment where Fred was going to rape – after meeting Luke [Offred’s husband] – rape Serena in a hotel room straight after, and it just didn’t track for me. I had to go out on a limb and refuse to do it because I felt that even though Fred is who he is, he’s human.”
He continued: “I think that he would be reeling from the interaction with Luke and that suddenly the reality comes face to face with him and he would be digesting that and trying to understand it, and he wouldn’t necessarily be switched on by being in Canada in a new hotel and trying to heavily persuade his wife to do something that she wouldn’t want to do.”
The actor added: “Yvonne had tracked Serena so beautifully that her disenfranchisement with the regime and Fred was so beautifully charted it didn’t need a heavy scene to kind of suddenly push her over the edge.”
The Handmaid’s Tale continues Sunday on Channel 4 at 9pm.
On the line-up this year we have former Sugarbabe Mutya Buena, Made In Chelsea‘s Alik Alfus, Diversity member Sam Craske and Love Island stars Eyal Booker and Olivia Attwood.
The Only Way Is Essex‘s Chloe Sims and Vas J Morgan also join the celebrity line-up.
In the new video trailer, the stars reveal their reasons for joining the dating agency.
Love Island‘s Olivia says: “Clearly on my own I cannot be trusted, so hopefully Nadia and Paul can point me in the right direction.”
Meanwhile, Vas confesses: “I am very desperate for a man and this is my last hope. No I’m only joking. Well kind of…”
Lady Nadia Essex and Tom Read Wilson will return to assist clients in their quest to find the perfect man or woman and this time around they will be joined by new dating guru Paul Carrick Brunson, following Eden Blackman’s departure earlier this year.
Petition for Netflix to remove ‘fat-shaming’ Insatiable series reaches 100,000 signatures
A petition to remove Netflix series Insatiable from the streaming site has reached over 100,000 signatures.
The show, starring Debby Ryan, revolves around a young girl called Patty who is bullied at school because of her weight, but is able to exact revenge on her classmates after shedding some pounds over the summer.
The trailer, which features Ryan wearing a fat suit, received serious backlash after landing last week, with many viewers arguing the “fat-shaming” series might perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards for women and encourage eating disorders.
A Change.org petition has requested the series be taken down and has already reached over 130,000 signatures.
Organiser Florence Given wrote: “The toxicity of this series, is bigger than just this one particular series. This is not an isolated case, but part of a much larger problem that I can promise you every single woman has faced in her life, sitting somewhere on the scale of valuing their worth on their bodies, to be desirable objects for the male gaze. That is exactly what this series does. It perpetuates not only the toxicity of diet culture, but the objectification of women’s bodies.
“This series needs to be cancelled. The damage control of releasing this series will be far worse, insidious and sinister for teenage girls, than it will be damaging for Netflix in their loss of profit.”
Insatiable‘s lead actress Debby Ryan has since responded to the wave of criticism, arguing the show in fact tackles these difficult issues “through satire”.
“As someone who cares deeply about the way our bodies, especially women’s, are shamed and policed in society, I was so excited to work on Insatiable because it’s a show that addresses and confronts those ideas through satire,” she wrote.
“Satire is a way to poke fun at the hardest things, bring darkness into the light, and enter difficult conversations.”
Ryan continued: “I have to laugh at my pain, otherwise I’ll dissolve and weep and get stuck instead of working through it. It’s a coping mechanism and, for a lot of people who are telling these stories, a healing mechanism.
“Over the last few days I’ve seen how many voices are protective and fiercely outspoken about the themes that come into play in this story. I’m grateful for that, and comforted by it, because I want those stories told right too.”
Kady McDermott exposes Love Island lie detector test as fake
Former Love Island star Kady McDermott has revealed the show’s lie detector test “isn’t even real”.
Last night’s Love Island episode saw the islanders face the lie detector challenge. This year, it was the boys turn to be grilled by the girls as they were forced to answer a series of questions truthfully.
The results caused a fair bit of drama in the villa when some of the boys were exposed as liars. However, series two star Kady has revealed that the answers are actually all made up anyway.
Taking to Twitter, she said: “Jack why aren’t you at least lying ffs the lie detector isn’t even real ffs you dumb a** poor Laura.”
As followers started questioning what the reality star meant, Kady posted again saying: “Oh you guys actually think it’s a legit lie detector? Lol.”
The lie detector challenge caused some serious tension between many of the island’s couples last night, including Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer, Laura Crane and Jack Fowler, Alex George and Alexandra Cane and Laura Anderson and Paul Knops.
Fan favourites Jack and Dani suffered in particular after it was revealed Jack’s head might be turned by other girls outside the villa.
After the challenge, Dani admitted to the camera: “Any girl in this world, if they got that question and their boyfriend got it wrong, they would be upset and I don’t think he understands that.”
She continued: “I didn’t want him to fail that question. If anything, that was the one question I cared about. And he failed it for me.”
Love Island continues tonight (Tuesday) at 9pm on ITV2.
Emma Willis teases Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line-up
Emma Willis has revealed what she knows about this year’s Celebrity Big Brother line-up.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, CBB host Emma said: “I’ve not been able to say anything until the eye was released, but Celebrity Big Brother is coming in a few weeks.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed the upcoming series will have an ‘Eye of the Storm’ theme. The title has led some fans wondering if Stormy Daniels – the stripper who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump – might be making an appearance on the line-up.
Discussing the rumour, Emma said: “Because the series is called ‘The Eye of the Storm’, people are connecting the two words together. Where has that come from?
“But it would be an amazing booking. I’m still waiting for the confirmed final list.
“You hear speculation and you hear ‘We might have so and so’, and you get really excited at the possibility and then it doesn’t happen and you get disappointed – so I just wait until the week before when I know everyone has signed their contracts.”
Emma added it is hard to tell how good a series is going to be purely from the line-up. She said: “I’ve seen lists before and gone, ‘This is going to be incredible,’ and it’s just been normal.
“Then you see a list where you don’t know half of them, and it is phenomenal. You just can’t predict it.”
Among the rumoured line-up is Love Island star Gabby Allen, model Talulah-Eve, TOWIE‘s Bobby Norris, Ex On The Beach‘s Charlotte Dawson, Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness, The Chuckle Brothers, Corrie actress Georgia May Foote and ex Strictly dancer Brendan Cole.
Celebrity Big Brother will return soon on Channel 5.