The thing is, I started out in the theater, so I always did all kinds of parts — all different ages, all kinds of parts,” Smart explained recently, while promoting the TV movie “William & Catherine: A Royal Romance,” which debuts Saturday night (9 p.m. EDT) on the Hallmark Channel. “And, actually, Camilla was adorable when they were younger.”
Smart said she hopes the movie, which follows William and Catherine from introduction to proposal, sheds a new, positive light on Bowles, “the true love of Charles’s life,” as per Smart. Bowles was widely maligned by the public and press — especially in the wake of Princess Diana’s untimely death in 1997.
“Yes, there are a couple of moments where she has a nice, self-deprecating sense of humor about herself and the fact it’s taken a gaggle of stylists to kind of put her together and everything, and it’s kind of nice,” Smart said. “I really liked the way she was portrayed in the script, and a very sympathetic, likeable character, and I thought she … deserved that.”