In an exclusive interview with E News Becoming Elizabeth star Alicia von Rittberg shared how she feels following in the footsteps of Dame Judi Dench Cate Blanchett and Dame Helen Mirren.
he German-born actress is following the likes of Dame Judi Dench Cate Blanchett and Dame Helen Mirren by playing Queen Elizabeth I in Starzs Becoming Elizabeth. However do not expect Alicia’s performance to replicate the A listers have previously tackled the role.In an exclusive interview with E News Alicia admitted it was so intimidating taking on the Tudor queen but she eventually felt relief when she realized Becoming Elizabeth tackles the early years of the iconic royal. As she put it So there is not that much comparison.
Alicia also kept a mantra from Helen who has played both Queen Elizabeth I and II in mind. When she researched Alicia told E she found a painter who portrayed Elizabeth and he was like This is just my version of the of the Queen. I am not saying it is her. I think that just really helped me to calm down. Its just our version of it. As for what viewers can expect from Starzs dramatic retelling of Elizabeth Tudors life? Well, Alicia teased a raw and truthful look at the relationships in Elizabeths life including the tumultuous ones with her siblings Mary Romola Garai and Edward Oliver Zetterström.
To have a look at those and understand that there was no black and white she explained. That no matter how difficult it must have been between her and her siblings there was also love and also a history they grew up with each other In 2022 Alicia von Rittberg joined an elite sisterhood of actresses all of whom have portrayed legendary British queen Elizabeth I. In Becoming Elizabeth, Alicia portrays Elizabeth known as Elizabeth Tudor before becoming Elizabeth I. in her early years, a time when her future was not so certain thanks to a growing feud between her brother, King Edward VI and her sister the future Queen Mary I.