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Maria Doyle Kennedy is the ultimate Katherine of Aragon. I haven’t seen her played like this ever. With such empathy, such sorrow, and such determination and strength within that sorrow. Some people take their strength from successes. Some people take their strength from high energy. She takes her strength from sorrow, such deep, deep, deep sorrow. That it brings a completely different energy. Whenever I see Maria Doyle Kennedy on screen I want to weep and applaud at the same time for what she has gone through. For the pain that her character has suffered. And suffered with such dignity - incredible amount of dignity in Maria Doyle Kennedy. And this really came across and made Katherine of Aragon and made her into more than a jilted Queen. It made her almost a jilted element. She is not only representing womanhood, she is representing pure and true womanhood. And eternal love and devotion. - Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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