British journo mocked after branding actress Olivia Coleman’s face too left-wing to play The Queen
In his latest column for the Telegraph, Charles Moore somewhat bizarrely expressed his concerns around the merits of Coleman playing the monarch in season three of Netflix’s royal biopic.
Moore contends that Coleman, who won best actress with movie The Favourite at this year’s Oscars, has the face of a left-winger, which he admits is hard to describe.
It is something to do with looking slightly resentful and ironic at the idea of having to play a public role which satisfies the demands of others. The real live Queen has no such face.
Today’s “wtf” moment is brought to you by Charles Moore, taking to his Telegraph column to complain about Olivia Colman having a “distinctly left-wing face” pic.twitter.com/TxXVzySWUe— Daily Mail Comments (@BestoftheMail) August 23, 2019
Luckily for Moore, social media has been at hand to help define what a left-wing face actually looks like. One tweet included a picture of revolutionary socialist Karl Marx with the words: “Olivia Coleman. Yesterday.”
Some suggested Moore’s next column should be titled “Left or right” and invite readers to send in pictures so that he can guess their political views.
Olivia Coleman. Yesterday. pic.twitter.com/BaklUiTl09— Matthew Diamond (@MatthewPDiamond) August 23, 2019
People also joked that they were tempted to lower the predicted grades of one of their students after they had told them she looked like a Tory.
Coleman came to prominence through her work on British comedy shows such as Peep Show and Green Wing, before landing her breakthrough film role in The Iron Lady in 2011, playing, somewhat ironically, former Conservative PM Margaret Thatcher’s daughter.Also on rt.com Karl Marx at 200: RT looks at the British political figures who still hold him dear
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