The King‘s French-American star Lily-Rose Depp has given her verdict on Robert Pattinson’s French accent.
The Batman actor plays Depp’s on-screen brother The Dauphin of France, who shakes up the drama with his flamboyant entrance.
“I thought he did great, yeah,” Depp told Digital Spy. “I was really looking forward to hearing his accent and seeing his part.
“We play brother and sister but obviously we don’t have any scenes together, so I was really excited to see what he was going to do with it. I too was totally, totally surprised, but really pleasantly surprised.”
Tom Glynn-Carney, who plays rebel Percy, added: “He smashed it!”
The 20-year-old actress plays Catherine of Valois, the daughter of Charles VI of France, who gets caught up in a war between England and France, led reluctantly by Timothée Chalamet’s King Henry V.
She’s a formidable figure and refuses to submit to Henry, despite being forced into marrying him.
“As a woman of that time, it was sitting back and keeping your mouth shut and observing,” Depp continued.
“Even though Catherine in reality came from a strong female background – her mother was a strong figurehead in her family, and so were her sisters.
“Her questioning is of the purest intentions that we see in the film, because it’s untouched by greed or thirst for power. It’s honesty. And it puts [Chalamet’s Henry V] in the position reflecting on all of his actions.
“Her words are a revelation to him, even though to her, they’re obvious.”
The film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s historical ‘Henriad’ plays, reimagined by Animal Kingdom‘s Joel Edgerton and David Michôd.
The King launches in select UK cinemas today (October 11) and on Netflix on November 1.