Speaking on finally securing the royal role to Town & Country, Bellamy said she waited weeks to hear back about the auditions – and was on a 20-minute rotation as a character roaming the Legoland grounds, in costume as a snake, when she saw a voicemail from casting associate Kate Bone. As soon as her shift was over, she listened to the message: “Oh Meg, I think your life’s about to change because we’re going to cast you as Kate Middleton.”
On preparing to be Kate on one of Netflix’s biggest shows, Bellamy said: “It was proper ‘Eat, sleep, Kate, repeat’.”
But as for filming alongside The Crown‘s big names including Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce and Dominic West, Bellamy revealed it was actually far less intimidating than appearing at high-profile events. She told The Telegraph: “It’s quite a calm atmosphere so you don’t feel like everybody is looking at you and thinking, ‘Don’t let us down.’ The biggest change has been going to fashion shows, because they can be pretty crazy. That’s definitely more of a culture-shock, pinch-me spectacle, much more than The Crown ever felt like.”
If the past few weeks are anything to go by, it sounds as if she might just be getting used to it – which is a very good thing, as we reckon there’s SO much more of Meg Bellamy to come.
The Crown Season 6: Part 2 lands on Netflix on 14 December.