Prince Harry and his new fiancée Meghan Markle have garnered tons of support since announcing their engagement late last year.
The American actress started her romance with the British royal in 2016 after they met through a mutual friend and fell in love, according to earlier reports.
They dated for over a year before making an official announcement about their engagement in November.
The lovebirds’ story seemed to come right out of a fairytale, so it’s no surprise that Lifetime has decided to produce a film about their blooming relationship.Kensington Palace/Twitter
According to Allure, the network started filming its upcoming movie, “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,” last week — but not everyone is please with the casting choices.
On Wednesday, images of the actors chosen to play Prince Harry and the “Suits” star on set were released, giving fans a first look at them in costume:
— Meghan Maven (@MeghanMaven) February 13, 2018
Actress Parisa Fitz-Henry, who was chosen to play Markle in the film, also started sharing some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on her Instagram.
She shared a photo of herself cuddled up with Murray Fraser, who plays the prince, on the first day of filming. Fitz-Henry captioned the sweet picture:
Sweet Dreams to you. Love, #HarryandMeghan #ARoyalRomance
Fans of the royal and his future wife were quick to react to the casting choices.
While many social media applauded Lifetime for finding the lookalikes, others weren’t so sure, particularly about the choice to play Prince Harry. Some Facebook users wrote:
Not even close. That’s just picking any ginger.
They should keep on searching for both male and female lead who look like them, as it won’t have the same realistic effect.
Looks nothing like him but they are both handsome nonetheless!
Really they will just take any red head?
Well yeah…in the same way I resemble Brad Pitt I guess…
Regardless of casting drama, the film is set to come out on Lifetime some time in the spring.
The release will most likely coincide with the royal wedding, which is set to take place in May.