Absolutely Royal: Where Was Netflix's Romantic Comedy Filmed?

The Absolutely Royal movie trailer on Netflix: where was it shot? Available since January 20, 2022 on Netflix, Absolument royal (The Royal Treatment in the original version) has already conquered subscribers since the romantic comedy with Mena Massoud and Laura Marano is in the top 10 of the most viewed programs, in France and in the world. world. But where was the film shot, for the scenes taking place in the fictional kingdom of Lavania? We have the answer.

After The Princess of Chicago, Friendzone or even He's Too Good, Netflix has released a new 100% crisp romantic comedy : Absolutely royal. The pitch? Isabella (Laura Marano), a hairdresser from New York, is going to be recruited to do the hair for the royals at the wedding of Prince Thomas (Mena Messoud). But the handsome prince and the hairdresser will fall in love with each other. A film that already seduces subscribers with its cute story and also its beautiful landscapes. But by the way, where was it filmed?

Absolutely royal was filmed on the other side of the world

Unlike the moviesThe Princess of Chicagowhich were filmed in Romania and Scotland depending on the shutters, it is not a European country which served as the setting for the fictional kingdom of Lavania where Prince Thomas lives. In an interview given to the Washington Post, Laura Marano, who is also the producer of the film, confided that the filming should have taken place in Europe but had to change location because of the Covid-19. Indeed, the film was bought by Netflix in 2019 and was supposed to be shot in 2020 but the shooting was postponed. “That made us decide to shoot in New Zealand where, at that time, there was no Covid.” the star who plays Izzie confided.

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Yes, so it's the New- Zeeland which serves as the backdrop for the kingdom of Lavania. More specifically, the film was shot in Dunedine, in the Otago region, in the southwest of the country. The castle of the royal family actually exists since it is Larnach Castle.

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“The landscapes are so incredible and it's not what we're used to.” recalls Laura Marano. In addition to betting on the location, the production of Absolutely Royal has also recruited New Zealand actors such as Cameron Rhodes (Walter), Chelsie Preston Crayford (Destiny) and Grace Bentley-Tsibuah (Lola ).

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