'Queen Charlotte' star Golda Rosheuvel said she cried after hairstylists made her feel seen on set for the first time as a person of color
Golda Rosheuvel shared behind-the-scenes details at the "Queen Charlotte" premiere in April.
Rosheuvel said she had an emotional moment when she asked stylists about wearing her natural hair.
The "Bridgerton" star said she felt "seen" as an actor and a person of color.
Golda Rosheuvel, who stars in Netflix's "Bridgerton" as Queen Charlotte, spoke about an "emotional" experience she had on the set of the upcoming prequel spinoff series, "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story."
During the Los Angeles premiere in April, Rosheuvel told the "Today" show that the "Bridgerton" set was the first time she discussed the importance of Black hair with a team of stylists.
"It's extraordinary on one hand and very heavy on the other," she said. "I remember my initial chats with hair and makeup and being really, really shocked, actually, that they wanted to just tease my own hair out and have that as kind of the front line of the wig."
Rosheuvel said the experience made her reflect on how Black hair is sometimes disregarded in the industry.
"Those words and that kind of discussion of showing my own natural hair within a character's look had never ever been discussed with me," Rosheuvel said. "So, I got so emotional and I cried because it was such a moment of I'm being seen not only as an actress, as a person of color. But this character is being seen through these ideas, hair and makeup and costume and how the show looks."
The prequel spinoff, "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story," focuses on how Queen Charlotte rose to the throne and the love story between her and King George III. The newcomer India Amarteifio will star as the young Queen navigating through marriage and the crown.
Amarteifio said on the panel that it was "an absolute honor" to play Queen Charlotte in the upcoming series because of what the role meant for representation in the entertainment industry.
"This job is so much bigger than us and myself and it just means so much to have this representation, for especially young Black girls growing up," Amarteifio said.
"Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" is streaming on Netflix.
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