Prince Andrew's 'Newsnight' Interview Could Be Turned Into Film, Insider Claims
It's only been a few years since Prince Andrew spoke with Newsnight about his friendship with the late Jeffrey Epstein, and apparently it's already being considered for a movie, a TV insider claimed, The Sun reported.
"The creators of this film clearly see this landmark interview as the turning point in Andrew's catastrophic fall from grace," an insider claimed. "Rather like the film Frost/Nixon it will look at the lead up to the interview and show in detail how Emily [Maitlis] forensically pulled the royal apart — and gained some responses which were as shocking as they were bizarre."
The outlet reported that Hugh Grant is being considered for the role of the Duke of York.
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During the interview, which aired in November 2019, Andrew spoke out his friendship with Epstein, who later killed himself in prison.
"Well I met through his girlfriend back in 1999 who… and I'd known her since she was at university in the U.K. and it would be, to some extent, a stretch to say that as it were we were close friends. I mean we were friends because of other people and I had a lot of opportunity to go to the United States but I didn't have much time with him," he said. "I suppose I saw him once or twice a year, perhaps maybe maximum of three times a year and quite often if I was in the United States and doing things and if he wasn't there, he would say, 'Well, why don't you come and use my houses?' so I said, 'That's very kind, thank you very much indeed.'"
He continued, "But it would be a considerable stretch to say that he was a very, very close friend. But he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together and that's the bit that I remember as going to the dinner parties where you would meet academics, politicians, people from the United Nations, I mean it was a cosmopolitan group of what I would describe as U.S. eminents."
Prince Andrew was sued by Virginia Roberts in 2021, but they later settled out of court. As a result, he was stripped of his titles.