Divorce is hard, even when it’s pretend.
At least according to Claire Foy and Paul Bettany, who play the Duke and Duchess of Argyll as they go through their explosive divorce in Prime Video and BBC’s A Very British Scandal In an unique chat with E! News, the entertainers exposed that numerous scenes in the series– which is a follow-up to 2018’s A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw— were tough to carry out.
“There was lots that was hard to film, actually, because there was quite a lot of navigating the right tone to get,” Foy discussed. “It’s quite difficult when you’re filming an entire relationship.”
A Very British Scandal unloads the treatment of 20 th-century socialite Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll (Foy)– both in court and in journalism– as she’s met allegations of extramarital relations in the middle of her divorce from Ian Campbell, 11 th Duke of Argyll (Bettany).
“Any of the scenes where Margaret was belittled because of her stammer was always really difficult to do,” Foy kept in mind. “I found the courtroom scene really hard, because by that point, I was really attached to Paul.”