Mary and Francis: The Queen and her King

Mary and Francis in Reign. Since the beginning till the end. Their full story from all 3 seasons. Love, hate, passion, suspicion, and death. Fictional or not, this love story was definitely worth my time. The main character Mary grew immensely throughout the seasons. She transformed from an insecure but hopeful teenage girl into a real Queen – a fighter and a survivor.

Mary Queen of Scots is played by the beautiful Australian actress Adelaide Kane. The actress also said that she felt a strong connection with Queen Mary. This is obvious throughout Reign – Adelaide played her role masterfully, with the strength and values of a true royal.

Megan Follows as Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France, teaching the future Queen of France, still young and naive Mary:

– Happiness is the one thing that Queens can never have.

Some interesting facts:

The series contains some censorship, which can be seen at the episode The Consummation (S01E13). The channel has provided an uncensored director’s cut on its homepage, which differs in two sex scenes in comparison to the TV version. These two scenes obviously were too explicit for a TV broadcast, so The CW had to make some cuts. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.

At some point, Adelaide (the lead actress) even claimed that she is in fact related to the Queen Mary through her mother, but later on, it turned out to be a misunderstanding.

Seasons 1-3. Music: The Lumineers – Scotland (“Reign” theme song).

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