When John Bull wrote “God Save the Queen” in 1619, we’re pretty sure Elizabeth Hurley wasn’t exactly what he had in mind. On E!’s new drama, The Royals, Hurley stars as the bold Queen Helena, who’s as conniving and blunt as she is ridiculously beautiful. “I really think that this was the part she was born to play,” creator Mark Schwahn tells Yahoo TV at the show’s March 9 premiere in NYC, noting that “think Elizabeth Hurley” was how he described the character when he pitched the show to the network.
On “Watch What Happens Live” Tuesday, Elizabeth Hurley was asked about her relationship with Hugh Grant, with whom she amicably split in 2000 after 13 years together. Hurley told Andy Cohen, “Well, he remains my best friend to this day, but, I say this - he used to really annoy me, actually. I mean I love him, um, he’s very annoying.” But to help soften the blow of calling him annoying, she did admit that he scores a full ten out of ten in the bedroom, so there’s that!