Season two of The Royals begins tonight, and the series, along with being another showcase vehicle for Elizabeth Hurley, has also dramatically changed the career of Alexandra Park (Princess Eleanor). I had the chance of interviewing Park this year during season one, and she went into depth about how having Type 1 diabetes didn’t stop her flourishing acting journey.
In an earlier Deepest Dream post, Park halfway joked about how pilot season may have contributed to her diagnosis, but she clarified her comments in the video below (apologies for waiting this long to upload it!). Though she also understands the importance of living a healthy life and having a steady workout regimen, she also gives very practical advice when it comes to pursing an acting career:
The oft-used phrase that adversity reveals character applies to Park, who continues to be laser focused in pursing her dreams:
I was never going to stop trying – ever. But I think that’s what it takes in this industry. It’s all or nothing. If you want to be an actor, it’s so cutthroat. There’s so much competition. There’s so much talent. There’s so many brilliant people working that it has to be all or nothing and I think you either have that or you don’t and it’s not a bad thing if you don’t – you just don’t. But you have to have it and I feel incredibly proud for my team and and the people who have supported me.
Season two of The Royals, with Park, Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, and Jake Maskall premieres tonight at 10 pm et/pt on E!.
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