“George. Just George”
“Queen Charlotte” star Corey Mylchreest has captured the hearts of many as Young King George III. If you’ve already binged the series (like us), you’re probably eager to learn more about the Majesty. Here are a few fun facts about the rising star Corey Mylchreest.
Since the release of “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” the phenomenon surrounding Queen Charlotte’s story has snowballed with their newfound love for India Amarteifio and Corey Mylcheest. Amidst their adorable meet-cute and fiery passion for one another, the main characters are actually based on real-life historical monarchs: Queen Charlotte and King George III.
In true Shonda Rhimes fashion, the screenwriter beautifully turned these historical characters into an epic fictional love story. While their story may soar as one of the best arranged-marriage-to-lovers tales, many viewers can’t help but be drawn to the newcomer, Corey Mylchreest, who portrays the majesty. In fact, his charming looks and witty personality have made him a TikTok sensation. If you’re curious to know more about this rising star, we have gathered some interesting facts to feed your fascination for Corey Mylchreest.
Everything you need to know about Corey Mylchreest.
He was born in 1998
While his birthday may be unknown, Corey Mylchreest was born in 1998, which makes him 25 years old.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Corey attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Acting degree from 2017 to 2020. Throughout his time at RADA, the actor has starred in multiple productions such as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Tales from the Vienna Woods and more.
Before Bridgerton, he starred in Netflix’s The Sandman
If you think the actor may look familiar, you may have recognised him in another Netflix series. Mylchreest made his debut in the 2022 fantasy series called The Sandman as Adonis. His appearance may be brief on the show, but the actor has shared a rib-tickling moment with his mum on this experience on his Instagram page.
“Best two lines ever delivered on screen.” – my mum.
To embody King George, Corey finds inspiration through Kendall Roy from Succession
In an interview with The Wrap, the actor revealed that he drew inspiration from King George, Kendall Roy from Succession, and Jason Bateman to bring his character to life.
Quoting from The Wrap, the actor shared, “There was a piece of music from ‘Succession’ that I would listen to when I put the ring that George has on, and that would be the last thing I did before I started the day. It was almost like Pavlov’s dog. I remember watching ‘Succession,’ and there’s a moment where Jeremy Strong looks down, and there was this music, and I went ‘That’s him. That’s George.”
From heartthrob to heartthrob: Regé-Jean Page and Jonathan Bailey share advice to Corey
Taken from his interview with TODAY.com, Mylchreest unboxed his one-on-one moment with season one leading man Regé-Jean Page.
“Anything that’s outside out the stuff that will help you between action and cut doesn’t exist, and everything that will help you, it does,” he says. “Let that stuff in, but everything else, just let it slide off you.”
While he’s had a few conversations with Jonathan Bailey himself, Mylchreest has expressed that his advice to the newcomer would “take a long time to sum up.”
He likes to keep his personal life private, but you can hit follow on Instagram @coreymylchreest
As of writing, he currently has 1.1 million followers and counting.
We’re eager to witness more of the rising star’s exciting endeavours. For now, let’s appreciate the charm of his Majesty. We mean, George.. just George.
All images courtesy to Netflix