Jenna Coleman dismisses claims she is too pretty to play Queen Victoria

Carla Harmon
August 31, 2016

The 30-year-old actress shows off her glamorous side in an accompanying shoot for the magazine, posing in a black blazer and red cravat in one picture, shot by famed photographer David Bailey.

Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 this morning, the actress chatted about her time on the BBC sci-fi series, before recounting a story of how Capaldi still teased her after she changed her acting name from Jenna-Louise Coleman to plain old Jenna Coleman.

In the show, she looked stunning donning elaborate gowns as she played the young Alexandrina Victoria struggling to cope up with the demands of climbing the throne.


"I don't yet just because I think I was leaving for so long", she said, "and I loved Wales but London and Yorkshire (where Victoria is filmed) are nice as well".

Jenna also admitted that she felt nervous at first when people bowed before her. It's a amusing thing when you walk into a room and sit on a throne.

ITV's Victoria hit TV screens on Sunday and while it received overwhelmingly positive reviews from viewers and critics alike, one stance that leading lady Coleman is not at all a fan of is that some viewers believe that she is not "ugly" enough for the iconic role.


Coleman stars alongside Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert in the eight-part period drama. She told Nick: "I had a amusing interview at Kensington Palace when I came over with a hot turn".

While viewers were enthralled with the sizzling Lord Melbourne some even commended Coleman saying she was too pretty as Queen Victoria.

Victoria begins on ITV at 9pm.


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