Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit
a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one
that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny, and intense public scrutiny.
Creator: Mark Schwahn
Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Merritt Patterson, William Moseley, Alexandra Park
@ouchmagazineny Interview : Rhonda McKnight
Watching the promos for E!’s The Royals , this kinda reminds me of “Gossip Girl” but the Royal
Version. How do you describe the series?
We have been getting that comparison a lot, which is flattering as Gossip Girl was brilliant.
The Royals has all the colors that people loved about Gossip Girl, but we go even further in terms of stakes, storylines and controversy. The Royal Family are the ultimate celebrities.Access to everything is limitless for these characters, but at the end of the day, are still a family.
How do you describe the character you play, Princess Eleanor? Would you be friends with her in real life?
Princess Eleanor is funny, down to earth, and adventurous. She knows how to have a great time. Above money, fame, parties, and power, she wants to be loved. She’s searching for a more meaningful existence, and for her place in the world. I would definitely want to be
friends with Eleanor. She’s brilliant.
How is fun it to play Eleanor? How different is she from you?
It's honestly the most fun I think I could possibly have.
She’s different and similar to me in many ways.
She’s 10,000 times cooler than I am.
She’s tremendous at partying and she’s a total badass.
Ultimately she’s searching for her path and she’s vulnerable. I can relate to that. I think we all can.
Do you have any current or past TV series’ characters that you thought “Hhmmm I could have played her”?
Yes, all of them. (kidding) . Eleanor was definitely worth the wait.
What is your favorite fashion find? What is your personal style?
I keep it pretty simple when it comes to fashion. My personal style usually includes boots, jeans, t’s and jackets. I’m always on the hunt for sensational boots to add to my collection.
Do you have any Hollywood Crush?
Richard Gere, of course.
How different are the men here in the USA vs Australian men?
I think no matter what country they’re from, there’s always good and bad eggs.
Aussies are generally pretty laid back, like koalas. They enjoy the outdoors, eating and