It may be about a royal family, but ‘The Royals’ cast wants everyone to know it’s still extremely relatable — and trust me, you’ll believe them when you watch!
Are you ready for The Royals? The prince and princess of the show, Alexandra Park and William Moseley stopped by the HollywoodLife.com offices and revealed what to expect on the new show — listen to their podcast interview here!
‘The Royals’ Cast — Love Triangles, Drama & More
“If you want to go to the bathroom during the show, don’t!” Alexandra, who plays Princess Eleanor told us exclusively on a recent office visit — and she’s not kidding. Of course, being the queen’s daughter, Eleanor leans on her brother Liam (William Moseley) — and together, they have no shame!
“We need each other — the shoulder to cry on, to fall on, to bang on, whatever we need,” William said. “They can rely on each other, going through all [of] these things together. They’re both the royals. That’s hard.”
However, many have been thinking that it’s supposed to line up with the actual royal family, but that’s not the case!
“Princess Diana was kind of sexy,” William said, but added that this is not a direct parallel. “This is our own separate entity. It’s a sexier version. It’s a different version.”
Just Because They’re Royal, They’re Still Relatable
“Eleanor is a young girl who wants to mean something to someone,” Alexandra said. “Eleanor is going through a stage as season one begins and she is dealing with coming into her 20s, and the loss of her brother, and her relationship with her mother and the search for purpose.”
“She rebels against the obligations she has and the rules — not on purpose to upset everyone, but she doesn’t know how to figure stuff out, which is relatable to young woman across the world,” she said.
As for the drama of the show, it definitely mirrors real life.
“It’s a very modern take on a relationship and a love triangle,” Merritt Patterson, who plays Ophelia, Liam’s new love, told us. However, when the ex, Gemma, comes back into the picture, we see a lot of tension, which as we know, that’s what happens in real life.
“There are real relationships — yes, he’s the king but that’s a father-daughter relationship and there’s a lot of heart there,” Merritt added. “Same with my relationship with my dad. There’s a lot of relatable relationships, and I think people might be surprised by how they feel watching the show when you start to develop the characters and you feel for them.”
The Royals premieres on Sunday, March 15 at 10PM ET — and trust me, you won’t want to miss it!
— Emily Longeretta