Lily Rose of the King
An actress Lily-Rose Depp stars in the new film The King, a fictionalized version of several plays written by William Shakespeare. It is set in the time of Henry V, a young prince who becomes king of England after his father dies. As a young prince, he is surrounded by turmoil, deceit and a slew of other perks that are not always in the best interests of the people. While the movie may be a bit of a stretch for the classic play, it still delivers on the most important aspect: a good story.
Lily-Rose has been in the industry for a while, starting with her minor role in the aforementioned Tusk. She later starred in Kevin Smith’s spin-off Yoga Hosers, and has even been a brand ambassador for Chanel. In addition to her acting career, she has also modeled for the fashion label. One of her more notable looks, for example, was in a Vogue Paris shoot. This isn’t the first time she’s appeared in a red carpet photo.
Another notable moment comes from Catherine of Valois, who is the wife of King Henry V and the mother of his son, Henry VI. Although she doesn’t actually speak much, her presence in the film is nevertheless significant. Her brief appearance – in the form of a speech – may be the most memorable moment in the movie. Even if she isn’t the most prominent character, she is the only one who doesn’t try to deceive her husband.
There are a number of other lesser known historical figures in the film, including the William Chief Justice (Sean Harris), the Dauphin (Sean Garner) and the Queen of France. However, the most interesting of these is probably the ostensibly named Henriad trilogy, which takes place during the reign of Henry V and follows the fortunes of the king and his wife. If you haven’t read any of the other three plays, you should.
In any case, this isn’t the only time Depp has played the title role. She previously acted as “Girl Clerk #2” in the 2014 comedy horror flick Tusk, and in the period drama The Dancer (2016). For her part in the more traditional genre, she’s had roles in Crisis, Silent Night and Planetarium. She also has been nominated for a Cesar award for her performance in the same film. Besides being a model, she’s a regular fixture at fashion week. Since 2015, she’s been the brand ambassador for the luxury retailer.
Aside from the aforementioned Shakespearean reference, another famous quote about the aforementioned gizmo is that it was “the most expensive of its kind.” In The King, the most expensive of its ilk is a wig that is long enough to make you forget it’s there. With an ensemble cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, Timothee Chalamet and many more, the aforementioned The King is a worthy addition to the Netflix library. Until it hits the screens on October 11, we’ll have to wait and see.