Camera tricks

The Queen’s set is full of hid­den secrets…

TV Plus (South Africa) - - THE QUEEN -

The Queen Mon-Thu Mzansi Magic (*161) 21:00

Every­thing looks sim­ple on camera, but in re­al­ity, there is a whole lot go­ing on. When tvplus went on set to The Queen’s film­ing lo­ca­tion in Joburg, we got an ex­clu­sive in­side scoop from the set di­rec­tor Odette Earle on the Khoza man­sion pool, the pa­tio and a sneak pre­view of a brand­new lo­ca­tion that is yet to be re­vealed.

While tvplus was look­ing around, there was a door that led into a base­ment and Odette ex­plained that it was a new set that they’re work­ing on. “It’s go­ing to be a bar as you can see the fur­nish­ings have ar­rived,” she ex­plains. The stools, ta­bles and pan­elling have been set up but no fur­ther work has been ar­rived.

Chill­ing out­side While the women get to re­lax in­side on the over­sized couches, the men get to be out­side on the pa­tio. Odette men­tions that the Khoza men have ac­cess to the pa­tio from their man­cave, so there’s a lit­tle ex­tra pri­vacy to chat.

Pool­side On camera, the pool is crys­tal blue, but it was noth­ing like that a few days be­fore tvplus ar­rived on set. “It was green and yucky,” re­veals Odette. We had to have the new pool re­stored to look like the orig­i­nal Khoza pool and then it had to be cleaned to give it that sparkly ef­fect.” Also ad­ding to the clear wa­ters is a light­ing panel that is used at night.

Se­cret bar

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