Netflix has released the first footage from Scoop: The Royal Interview. Film about the legendary interview Prince Andrew (63) in 2019 on the BBC news program Newsnight. In it, the royal defended, among other things, her friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019) and spoke about his head and neck. Two days later he resigned from his royal duties.

Footage from Scoop now reveals just how detailed the film recreates the infamous interview. The costumes and sets are almost exactly like their real-life counterparts.

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Gillian Anderson as interview partner

Rufus Sewell (56) has short gray hair and looks like Andrew, although The Man in the High Castle star doesn’t actually look like the prince at all. There is more consistency between the original and the movie character. Gillian Anderson (55). The X-Files actress played journalist Emily Maitlis (53), who was investigating Prince Andrew.

Gillian Anderson as Emily Maitlis in the film Scoop

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In addition to Rufus Sewell and Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper (41, The Secret Diary of a Call Girl) was also in front of the camera in The Scoop. She plays producer Sam McAllister, who initiates the exciting conversation. The film is based on her book Scoops, about the BBC’s most controversial interviews. The Netflix film shows not only the interview, but also the behind-the-scenes negotiations that made it possible.

In an interview that became a PR disaster for the royal family, Prince Andrew also denied Virginia Giuffre’s allegations (40). She claims she had sex with Andrew when she was underage under pressure from Jeffrey Epstein. In 2022, brother of King Charles III. (75) settled Giuffre’s lawsuit out of court. He denies her accusations. (media/spot/ari)


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