In the numerous versions of King Arthur's legend, there's always been a couple of factors that remain consistent. One such factor is that Arthur's queen, Guinevere, has always been played by an actress that fits the bill as one of the most beautiful (and talented) actresses on the scene. Vanessa Redgrave, Keira Knightley, Julia Ormond, and Lena Headey have all been previous incarnations of the fabled queen, and now Astrid Berges Frisbey is the latest actress who has the honor to play the queen of Camelot for Guy Richie's King Arthur upcoming franchise.
Variety is reporting the news that the up-and-coming actress of Franco/Spanish descent is going to be starring alongside Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba, who are respectively playing King Arthur and Bedivere. This is the first of six proposed films Warner Bros is planning on producing in this new franchise, which gives Frisbey a hell of a gig to launch herself into stardom with.
Of course, some of you cinephiles out there might recognize Astrid Berges Frisbey from the last franchise she tried to take off with, as she was the mermaid Syrena in Pirates Of The Carribean: On Stranger Tides.
She shouldn't feel too bad about that gig falling flat on its face, as future Hunger Games star Sam Clafin was also present in that film as her love interest/Orlando Bloom replacement, Philip. She was also seen as recently as this year in Mike Cahill's sleeper festival hit I Origins.
Much like Jason Statham and Mark Strong before her, Astrid Berges Frisbey could be the next actor that Guy Richie puts onto the map with his undoubtedly hyperkinetic vision for Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur. With Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba flanking her performance, Frisbey should find herself in very good company with her supportive scene partners. If the fates allow, we're going to see a lot of Frisbey's acting work over the next six films/countless years. Who says there's no such thing as second chances?
Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur will become royalty through some farcical aquatic ceremony July 22, 2016.