Cressida Bonas Its incredibly frustrating to be pigeonholed as Prince Harrys ex

first_imgShe is said to have split with Prince Harry amid frustrations about life in the public eye, and the impact it had on her career as a fledgling actress.Appearing on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour to discuss the role new role, at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London, she was asked by interviewer Emma Barnett whether the publicity she received while dating the Prince gave her an insight into “being defined by a much more famous man”. “Yeah, I think it’s that thing of being pigeonholed,” she said. “Especially in this country, I find people are very quick to put you in a box or put you in a corner and think ‘oh well you’re that so you must be this’. Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry in 2014 Peter Hamilton Dyer and Cressida Bonas in Mrs OrwellCredit:PA Cressida Bonas, the actress, has spoken of her frustration at being “pigeonholed” as Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, despite forging a career of her own.Bonas, who dated Prince Harry from 2012 to 2014, said she had found people “very quick” to put her in a box, admitting it is “incredibly frustrating” to be defined by her relationship to a man.An actress, she is now playing Sonia Brownell, a literary editor remembered as the second wife of George Orwell and custodian of his estate. “It’s about making a stand and saying no this is who I am and this is what I want to do.”She added: “It’s the same with Sonia, but obviously in a completely different context.“I think if Sonia were in today’s world she’d be celebrated because she’s very ambitious, very modern, but at that time, in that world, it was a man’s world.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Prince Harry, who is now dating actress Meghan Marklecenter_img Prince Harry, who is now dating actress Meghan Markle Peter Hamilton Dyer and Cressida Bonas in Mrs Orwell “It’s incredibly frustrating, especially in the industry that I’m in. But, you know, it is the way it is. The Telegraph awarded the play three stars, noting Bonas has “mastered the arts of playing a slightly bored, glacial, but perhaps secretly ravishingly hot, upper-crust English rose”.She has previously starred in An Evening With Lucian Freud on stage, and is due to appear in film Tulip Fever alongside Dame Judi Dench and Cara Delevingne. Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry in 2014last_img

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