Tv, Emilia Schule: “My free and rebellious Marie-Antoinette, not fatuous”

France returns to its past between glitz and grandeur. After the triumph of the series dedicated to Louis XIV, the Sun King, on the French broadcaster Canal +, the Franco-British feuilleton dedicated to the unhappy Queen Marie-Antoinette, created and written by Deborah Davis (author of The Favorite) and played by the Russian-born actress Emilia Schule alongside Louis Cunningham who plays Louis XVI

France returns to its past between glitz and grandeur. After the triumph of the series dedicated to Louis XIV, the Sun King, immortalized by ‘Versailles’ (30 episodes, in three years, with an audience approval equal to 89%) from tonight, on the French channel Canal +, scheduled the Franco-British feuilleton consecrated to the unhappy Queen Marie – Antoinette, created and written by Deborah Davis (author of The Favorite) and played by the Russian-born actress Emilia Schule alongside Louis Cunningham who plays Louis XVI.



“I confess that at first I was prejudiced against Marie-Antoinette – she declared in an interview with the French weekly Point de vue Emilia Schule – I had seen the Sofia Coppola film and read the biography of Stefan Zweig, but after the reading the first episode of the TV series is as if I had entered a nightmare. ‘Our’ Marie-Antoinette will have a different light. A modern, free, rebellious woman who fights, during her short life, for equality and rights, to preserve its independence “.

According to Emilia Schule, the ‘portrait’ proposed by Canal + is completely different from the one handed down to us by the detractors of the unhappy queen of France. “There was a hate campaign against her aimed at discrediting and destroying her. A misunderstood woman. Wrongly accused of being silly, frivolous, in love with luxury. Marie-Antoinette was none of this. She criticized the court. and it became easy bait and ‘hostage’ of its detractors always observed, scrutinized, judged “.

The shooting of the TV series lasted over 6 months inside Versailles, among palaces and castles of incomparable beauty, nature and breathtaking gardens. “I’ve never been on a set for so long – continued Emilia Schule -Marie-Antoinette- It wasn’t easy to get used to corsets, at first I suffered a lot, but in the end I got used to it. A wonderful love story, the one between the daughter of the Empress of Austria and the young dauphin of France – he confessed again – It is moving to see two teenagers, forced to marry without knowing each other. In the first 4 episodes none of them profess a word. We will have to wait for the 5th episode ” .



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