When viewers watched the first two seasons of Bridgerton, we couldn’t help but be intrigued by Golda Rosheuvel’s fantastic portrayal of the ground-breaking Queen Charlotte. Luckily for the fans, the creators of the show were equally as curious about the monarch’s backstory and now, we’ve got a whole show to find out more.
On May 4, Bridgerton‘s long-awaited prequel spin-off show, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, was released on Netflix.
On the day of the premiere, the cast (including Rosheuvel, India Amarteifio, Arsema Thomas, and Corey Mylchreest) and crew (including director Tom Verica, executive producer Betsy Beers, and visionary creator Shonda Rhimes) all joined for a red carpet, screening and panel at New York City’s Paley Center for Media.
Amarteifio, who plays Queen Charlotte’s younger version, explained about the similarities and differences she shares with her character to SheKnows. “We look a bit similar,” she jokes. “I think I enjoy expression, I enjoy being myself as much as I can. I think we’re very different in her courageousness, I think she’s a lot more courageous than I am and she’s not scared to take risks. She’s not scared to question things where sometimes I’m like, ‘I’m just gonna leave it.'”
Rosheuvel tells SheKnows she is more than happy to share the stage (and her character) with the budding actress. “I think it’s amazing that she’s here, I think it’s a really beautiful place for both of us to be in, to share this character in this precise moment,” she explains. “I think what I’ve learned is ‘Why did we not think of this before?’ This is really fun, I love sharing my sweets.”
What is ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ About?
The show follows a young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) in her early marriage to King George (Corey Mylchreest). “Young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George of England sparks an epic love story and transforms high society,” the official synopsis reads.
Is the Queen Charlotte We Know Also in the Prequel?
In addition to the storyline of young Charlotte, the series also alternates with Rosheuvel’s Charlotte, giving a deeper dive into her life that viewers had never seen before.
For Rosheuvel, the story of young Charlotte was just an extension of what she had already imagined for her character. “It’s always been in my head because that’s the work I had to do for Bridgerton,” she tells SheKnows.
Where Can I See the Show?
All episodes of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story are out now on Netflix. To create an account, access their landing page and click “Get Started.” Subscriptions are as low as $6.99/month.
Can I Experience ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ Myself?
Indeed you can! Alongside the show’s release on the platform, Netflix has opened the Bridgerton Experience in New York City. During the event, guests will travel back to the Regency era and experience the glitz and glamour we’ve grown to love from watching the shows.
Tickets start at $39 and run until the end of July.
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