Actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON won the approval of THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL’s novelist
on the set of the movie adaptation – over her commitment to historical accuracy
throughout the shoot.
British author Philippa Gregory, who was employed as a factual consultant on
the new drama, was stunned at how determined the cast was to correctly portray
the 16th century story – and singles out Johansson for special praise.
She says, “When I got on set it was like a reading group. The whole cast and
set were reading not just The Other Boleyn Girl but the rest of my Tudor
“They’d come up to me and say, ‘How does this fit with this?’ and ‘Who is
this person?’ It was a very interesting experience.
“Scarlett’s copy of the book is broken-backed and it’s marked on every page.
She’s continually going to the writer and director and saying, ‘Let’s look at
this – let’s do it this way.'”