Charity to play Bea in film about dad’s car-crash interview
PRINCESS BEATRICE would no doubt like to forget the part she played in her father’s career- ending interview with Emily Maitlis. But Charity Wakefield (main picture) is to make sure that her role is immortalised on screen.
The talented actress, 42, is to play Prince Andrew’s elder daughter, 34 (inset), in a Netflix film about the Buckingham Palace encounter.
‘I have the honour of playing HRH Princess Beatrice alongside a, quite frankly, frighteningly good cast,’ confirms Sussex-born Wakefield.
Producer Sam McAlister, on whose book the film is based, has said she was caught off-guard when Bea joined them. ‘[Andrew] said, “Oh, by the way, I’ve brought someone with me.”
‘I didn’t buckle because she was the rainmaker, in my view. She was the difference between yes and no, so I was really attentive to her. She was just looking after her dad.’