Why Royal Family Fanatics Have to Watch E!'s New Original Rom-Com

By Brett Malec Feb 26, 2023 4:00 PMTags
Watch: Royal Rendezvous E!'s Rom-Com Movie SNEAK PEEK

Who wouldn't want to spend a week living in Prince William and Kate Middleton's fairytale world?

E!'s newest original rom-com Royal Rendezvous is giving fans a cheeky look into the world of a fictional British aristocracy when L.A. chef Cat—played by Isabella Gomez—finds her world turned upside down after she's invited to an Irish manor to cook for a local royal family.

For Gomez, the role was a dream come true. "I love rom-coms and growing up I always wanted to be the girl in a rom-com," the 25-year-old exclusively told E! News, "so when this fell in my lap I was like, 'Yes! Absolutely!'"

Being a laid-back SoCal native, Cat hilariously struggles to navigate the royal family's strict rules and proper etiquette during her week-long assignment. Which was relatable for the actress. "I am very much not somebody who fits into that world," Gomez admitted, "so I thought it was fun to get to play in it."

While the film movie pokes fun at the stuffiness of the family's traditions, it also plays into rom-com tropes as Cat finds herself in, you guessed it, an unexpected love triangle.

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"We could flow really easily between making fun of the genre and being like, 'Here's the stereotypical thing you want out of a rom-com,'" she explained. "But also adding a little bit of depth, a little bit of groundedness and a lot of really fun moments. It's just a really fun movie."

While Gomez doesn't obsessively follow the real British royal family's every move, she did admit, "I think the most involved I ever was was Meghan [Markle] and [Prince] Harry because, god, the drama."

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Watch a preview of E!'s latest original film above.

Watch Royal Rendezvous tonight, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m., only on E!