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Elisa Lasowski, queen of ‘Versailles,’ talks about history, television and fashion

Elisa Lasowski, queen of ‘Versailles,’ talks about history, television and fashion

Americans will just be getting to know French actress Elisa Lasowski when television’s latest historical bodice-ripper, “Versailles” debuts on Ovation Oct. 1, followed by Netflix in December. She portrays Maria Teresa, or Marie-Therese, first wife of “The Sun King” Louis XIV in the series, which has already played out Season One in France and the U.K. and is headed into its third season of production.

Those keeping abreast of their period television series may already have caught wind of the series’ racy portrayal of the royal court, but Lasowski, 29, shrugs it off. She is someone, after all, who made her acting debut in David Cronenberg’s...

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