Kate Middleton, Broadway star? It's unlikely the Duchess of Cambridge will start a career as an actress anytime soon, but her character will be hitting Broadway soon—in a very dark way.
King Charles III, a play by Mike Bartlett, opens on Broadway November 1 after an award-winning success on London's West End. The play, written in Shakespeare-style iambic pentameter, imagines what could happen when Queen Elizabeth dies and Prince Charles takes his place. In the dystopian plot, King Charles gets political, Princess Diana's ghost haunts Buckingham Palace, and Kate herself is plotting a takeover.
Actress Lydia Wilson, 31, had a tough job figuring Kate out, since the royal rarely opens up about her personal life outside her adorable kids and chic fashion choices. 'We [may] know that she has [a fringe] right now,' Wilson told Women's Wear Daily, 'but we don't know how she feels existentially as an outsider in this bizarre royal family. It's really fun to imagine what she might be going through or how clever she must've been to thrive in this very restricted environment.'
Wilson said she studied every interview she could find to try to figure out who the Duchess truly is. But she makes it clear: In this play, she's no shrinking violet. In fact, many reviews compared the character to Lady Macbeth. Even if it's fictional, it definitely adds a little more to the stylish but enigmatic Kate we know.
Check out the trailer below:
Words: Megan Friedman
Source: Harper's Bazaar