Merritt Patterson stars alongside Elizabeth Hurley on The Royals, the upcoming original series that centers around the chaotic lives of a fictional modern-day British monarchy. The fresh-faced starlet plays Ophelia, the daughter of the royal family's head of security, who happens to fall for Queen Helena's son, Prince Liam (William Moseley).
She recalls her initial reaction to seeing the pilot for the first time, which completely surprised her.
"It was kind of chopped up," Merritt said. "It was bizarre because we filmed a lot of scenes months out of order, so the scene were Alex and I were out on the balcony was the last scene we shot and it was weird to see it in the first episode. I think Mark was very on it. He spent a lot of time in the writer's room so they had to get what they needed. I think everything will make it. You do forget some of the things that are happening. There are some pretty shocking scenes in the show."