The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall may be too young to fit the time frame as characters in Netflix’s hit royal drama, The Crown. But should the show continue to jump between eras of history while portraying the story of of the monarchy, then they know exactly who they’d like to be cast to play them.
In a recent interview with JOE UK’s House of Rugby, Zara, who is the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, revealed that she ‘hopes to God they don’t go that far!’ However, husband Mike, who is an ex-rugby player, sounded a lot more keen on the idea, saying: ‘Series 35. Jason Statham, you’re welcome.’
‘Charlize Theron, maybe,’ he then added suggesting an option for Zara, to which she replied ‘Yeah’ before journalist Alex Payne, who was interviewing the couple, chimed in saying ‘or Margot Robbie.’
Of course, Hollywood goddess Margot Robbie was an option Zara was more than delighted by as she added: ‘That’s a good one too. Or Justin Timberlake’s wife, Jessica Biel. Obviously, I look very similar to all of them!’
Ah if only, eh? That would be one hell of a cast to say the least. Though it isn’t totally impossible – we’d just have to wait a very long time considering the fact that the upcoming third season (which we are still patiently awaiting a release date) is set between the years of 1964-1970.
Oscar winner Olivia Coleman will take over from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, while Outlander star Tobias Menzies will replace Matt Smith as Prince Phillip due to the time hop. Helena Bonham Carter is the new Princess Margaret, taking over from Vanessa Kirby.
Netflix has also confirmed that Call the Midwife star Emerald Fennell will be playing a young Camilla Parker Bowles, who’ll appear opposite The Durrells star Josh O’Connor who is portraying Prince Charles.
Zara’s mother Princess Anne will also make an appearance in the new season, with Fennell’s Call the Midwife co-star Erin Doherty playing the Queen’s daughter.