The Young Victoria is garnering phenomenal reviews (including in SheKnows) for its searing portrayal of an English monarch that would change her country forever.
Where The Young Victoria excels beyond the average royal bio is the love story at its core. Victoria has suitors lining up and possesses interest in none of them. Then, Rupert Friend arrives from continental Europe and sets the soon-to-be Queen's heart aflutter.
In our exclusive clip below, only SheKnows can show you the scene where Friend's Albert and Blunt's Victoria first make their love connection!
Friend (Pride and Prejudice) matches Blunt's ferocity in his performance note for note. His Prince Albert gives credence to what audiences already know about the love affair of a lifetime that was the marriage of Victoria and Albert. When Albert died, Queen Victoria wore black every day for the rest of her life.
The Young Victoria also stars Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent and a powerful Mark Strong (who SheKnows first discovered stealing scenes from Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Body of Lies).
If The Young Victoria has a classic feel to it, the film should. It is written by Julian Fellowes of Gosford Park and Vanity Fair fame and his proficiency with classic Britain is more than proven. Victoria is also produced by a royal -- Duchess Sarah Ferguson. Don't miss our interview with Duchess Ferguson! With priceless insight into what it means to be a royal, especially an unwilling monarch, Ferguson's fingerprints are all over The Young Victoria. May this be the beginning of a new career for The Duchess.
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