The Young Victoria star Emily Blunt has suggested that the monarch she plays in the movie “loved sex”.
The British actress, who secured a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the period drama, told Time Out that Queen Victoria made “highly sexed” diary entries.
She said: “I’ve done some Q&As where people have said, ‘Well, the reason that Victoria had so many children was because typhoid was very prevalent in that time’, and I’m like, ‘Or, she loved sex! Either one!'”
Blunt added that that she was surprised when first approached to play the longest-serving British monarch.
“I was like, ‘Really, guys? Really? Overweight old lady’,” she commented. “Nothing screams ‘Emily Blunt’ like Queen Victoria! But I started reading about her when she was younger, and it was sort of the polar opposite. She was so vivacious and had such a zealous approach to life. She was kind of rebellious.”
Source: Digital Spy