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It was impossible to turn down Victoria, says Jenna Coleman

Emmerdale star Jenna Coleman says she could not reject her part in Victoria because of the show's interesting script.

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Emmerdale star Jenna Coleman says she could not reject her part in Victoria because of the show’s interesting script. The 30-year-old actress, who will play the role of royal queen in the show, said it was an absolute gift for her that brought something new in her life, reported Hello! magazine.

“The more I read the script, the more it unfolded in front of me and it was impossible to turn down. I would be crazy to turn it down, it’s a gift, an absolute gift to try and bring this to life,” she said. Coleman even revealed she thought of not accepting any series for a while after doing adventure drama Doctor Who.

“Funnily when I left ‘Doctor Who’, the first thing I said was, ‘I don’t want to do another series for a while’. “And then Daisy Goodwin (the writer) and Damien Timmer (managing director) took me out for lunch and so, it changed. It’s been such an adventure. I’ve loved it.”

While describing her role in the show she said, “It’s been quite a revelation, from beginning to end. I think she’s quite surprising and I’m surprised in how little I knew when I first started. A lot of people instinctively said, ‘You can’t play Victoria. She’s stern and old and wore black for the rest of her life.’

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“And actually I don’t think people are quite aware of how vivid she is, what a lust for life she has. Considering the way in which she was brought up and the role in which she was born to do, none of that seemed to squash that spirit in her and I find that fascinating,” the actress said. Victoria also stars Daniela Holtz and Ferdinand Kingsley. It will air from August 28 on ITV.

First published on: 14-08-2016 at 12:14:22 pm
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