Queen Margrethe of Denmark has stepped into a new role, showcasing her artistic skills in the Danish Netflix movie Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction.
The queen, an active artist since 1970 with a portfolio spanning various forms of artistic mediums, recently crafted the costumes and set design for the film.
The movie, directed by Bille August, is based on the novel Ehrengard by renowned Danish writer Karen Blixen, published posthumously under her pen name, Isak Dinesen.
Expressing her excitement about the project, Margrethe stated, “Karen Blixen’s stories have always fascinated me…I have tried to interpret Blixen’s fantastic universe in the creation of the découpages and costumes, and I’m looking forward to seeing the tale of Ehrengard come to life in this film.”
The movie, directed by Billie August, revolves around a complex plot where the Grand Duchess, portrayed by Sidse Babett Knudsen, seeks to find a suitable princess for her son, Crown Prince Lothar, played by Emil Aron Dorph.
She hires a “self-appointed expert on love”, Mr Cazotte, portrayed by Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, intending to educate the prince on seduction. However, the plan takes an unexpected turn when Cazotte falls for the maid of honour, Ehrengard, played by Alice Esther Bier Zandén.
The queen’s “most fantastic decoupages” prominently feature in the film. Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction is available now on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.