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Henry's wife Catherine de' Medici (Megan Follows) has been told by her advisor, Nostradamus, that Francis' marriage to Mary will cost him his. Alan Van Sprang on IMDb: Movies, Tv, Celebrities, and more Network: The CW Episodes: 78 (hour)Seasons: FourTV show dates: October 17, Torrance Coombs, Megan Follows, Alan Van Sprang, Celina Sinden, Caitlin Stasey. Alan Van Sprang. View Profile Alan Van Sprang. Gemini. brought to you by. Alan Van Sprang and Megan Follows dating history powered by Who's Dated Who.
It's such a lesson every time I work with her. But we're speaking with the equivalent accent of what those people would be speaking with. I think it would make less sense for us to be speaking English with a French accent.
If you're going to speak French, then speak French and have the subtitles. But obviously American TV won't accept that. So you've got to do English English with English accents.
I'm not the only one that has my eyes on Mary. We're not the only two. She's a powerful queen and people want to get hold of her, so I'm going to have my work cut out [for me], trying to keep her at a distance but also trying to keep her mine. I do have feelings for her but I'm trying to quash them, quell them. Not further than some of the pushy moms of the child actors that I work with [Laughs].
Yeah, she's like a child star's mom who breaks the legs of that ballerina who's about to go on stage so that her kid can win the talent contest. He's going to start wondering what mommy's up to.
'Reign' star Alan Van Sprang on Henry's clarity | afrocolombianidad.info
I think it's kind of original in that way. I did the reading and I did the research but that's not what we're going for with this show. So I think it's helpful to know the history and know what you're deviating from, but I think you could waste a lot of energy as an actor thinking why that's not that and that's not that and that's not that and that's kind of not the point with this.
I have been trying to focus on the humanity of it and the character of it, and watching these five young girls leave their home and be thrust into this quite brutal, fast-paced court in another country. There are a lot of hijinks in store. Relationships obviously develop but I think you're gonna see love interests come and go. Aside from the central love triangle, no one's gonna be with anyone for the duration of the series.
It's going to be very fast-paced on the romantic side of things It's not gonna be like "Game of Thrones. I think it's always going to tread that fine line of being incredibly suggestive and those things are to be explored I'm a bastard that has the king's favour so I'm allowed to be at court, I sometimes get assistance from servants for various things, I get to show up for the parties.
But I have no real say in policy, I'm not being groomed to be king, I can't be with the girl I want to be with. There's all kinds of things that come along with that and everybody looks down on me for being somewhat lesser, even though, genetically, we're all the same. I feel for her in that and I don't think I consciously see an opening but I think I see, perhaps, a kindred spirit, someone else that sees how silly the whole enterprise can be and we bond over that.
We've really established that there's a lot of love there. They grew up together. They do things together as brothers. They spend time together. I mean, our parents put a strain on our relationship, and then, certainly, when Mary comes in that puts a little bit of a strain on our relationship as well.
But, ultimately, we soldier forward with love. She can't show that at court. And even with the other girls, it's a little bit harder. I'm the go-to girl. I've figured out at this point that if Mary succeeds at court, if everything goes OK for Mary, then I can figure out my own life.
Then we'll all be safe and OK, and I can worry about that later. So I kind of push my own wants and desires to the side, for the greater cause. We don't know whether she's living or dead. Maybe she's a spirit who haunts the castle, and you don't know if she's alive, maybe she was horribly disfigured in some accident. And you don't really know who she serves. The queen knows about her. Nostradamus knows about her. And she befriends Mary, and helps her out.
And it kind of scares her at this point That's a really smart way to avoid having to have relationships of your own. I just thought he was just going to be a figurehead on the show, and it was just going to be a show about a bunch of young girls fornicating around the kingdom.
I didn't know the fornicator was going to be me. I just thought I would pop in there for a couple of scenes, but no. He's like a full-on dirty old man. Catherine knows how powerful she is, she's extremely smart. But Diane also knows she is basically the person in my life, the person my heart belongs to So he enjoys her for that.
Whereas Diane, she's just the rock star of his life. I mean, she really is. He adores her, they sleep together, they share the bedroom, it's not really he and Catherine who share anything aside from sitting beside each other on the throne.
I thought, 'OK, what is this guy like? Who is he like? Who do I know and immediately I just think that Clinton was just such a personable, fun-loving guy who would pop into Arsenio Hall and play the saxophone.Reign (2x12) - Queen Catherine and King Henry (Megan Follows and Alan Van Sprang) - Snow Scene
And he still is. He is just so approachable, and so easy-going, and his wife is so powerful. It was a relationship set up in spades for me. Because it was all about Hillary Clinton for me. That's what I see with Catherine, she's the power behind me, absolutely. So that's why I thought of Bill Clinton. And then there's Monica Lewinsky She's incredibly hedonistic, and she pursues pleasure to a fault, I think I would say. Due to the nature of the show, we're being more defined by the events that occur to us Kenna perhaps more so than anybody, because she is, once again, sort of out for herself.
Not for the sake of power, or self-improvement.
She just wants what she enjoys, to the detriment of all other things. Anyway, it was an amazing episode to work on.
I think fans are dying for more Henry and Catherine after that episode. And we are too. It was just a little bicker here and there. After that was shot, we thought there was a lot of chemistry between these characters. They can go up and down because they hate each other so much, but they came from such an honest and pure love. They were married when they were 14, so they were just kids.
To have that description of them when they were younger, I just found [that] was a really remarkable transition for the show — to go from the focus of these young kids falling in love and becoming new kings and queens to actually seeing the king and queen talking about themselves when they were young.
'Reign' star Alan Van Sprang on Henry's clarity
It was really great. I hear things get interesting with Henry and the contest winner. Queen for a Day [is] like a lottery for the servants. They become a queen for a day, so they get to hang out with me, get to sit on the throne and all that.
When I find out who won, I find her very interesting. I think people are after me, I think people are trying to kill me, including my family. Francis and Bash go after it this week. What can you tell me about The Darkness potentially making its way to the castle?