‘Palace Killed Laurent’s Acting Career’

  May 11, 2009 at 7:02 am by

Click on image to see photo at Het Nieuwsblad

Click on image to see photo at Het Nieuwsblad

Het Nieuwsblad reports that the protocol services of the royal palace in Brussels have prevented prince Laurent from starting an acting carreer in 1995. When Belgian film director Rob Van Eyck was making the short move ‘Berncastel’, with Wendy van Wanten as a woman who commits suicide, he got to know prince Laurent. The prince called actress Wendy van Wanten so frequently that the director once answered the phone instead and replied: ‘monseigneur, an actress who doesn’t work costs the whole team a lot of money’, after which the prince apologized. With Wendy as mediator, the prince asked van Eyck if there wasn’t a part in a next movie that he could play, van Eyck was asked to send his proposal to the royal palace.

Shortly after this request, an Eyck however received a fax from the protocol service of the palace, which said that such a thing would be impossible. In a reaction prince Laurent says he can not remember this, but he adds: ‘I know several movie directors. I would like to play in a movie, but preferably in a comedy.’

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