'Harry & Meghan' Star I Might Not Look Like William, But … I Nailed the Royal Accent!
5/14/2018 5:16 PM PDT
The guy who played Prince William in Lifetime’s “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” says even he was surprised when he wasn’t given a prosthetic to play the future king of England.
We spoke to actor Burgess Abernethy about his role in the TV movie, which was met with a ton of criticism because a lot of viewers didn’t think he looked anything like the real Wills — and turns out, Burgess didn’t think so either.
Burgess says hair, wardrobe and makeup helped a little, and he’s still got the bald spot to prove it … but ultimately, nailing the accent was his saving grace and helped him embody Will’s spirit — even if he’s not a dead ringer for the guy. Like he says … it was his own version of PW.
As for the haters … seems there’s only really one critique Burgess cares about.