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Anne Boleyn was hardly the quickly discarded failure that she is portrayed as. She had over 250 personal servants, and a reputation as a lavish spender. Several important people were executed because they didn't like her.
Keira Knightley was attached to this project for a long time. Eventually, she dropped out.
One month before filming began, Natalie Portman began daily classes to master the English accent under dialect coach Jill McCullough.
Initially, the movie characterizes Mary as innocent and morally upright. She had spent time in France, and was reputed to have had several affairs. One reason Henry only wanted Mary as a mistress was because he considered her a whore.
Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson say that their costumes were vital to knowing their character. Their dresses gave them good posture, and the colors helped represent their personality. Anne's bold and simple colors show that she wants a main goal. Mary's softer and much more complicated dress design shows that she is a more modest person and tries to be herself.
Mark Rylance was reportedly dissatisfied during shooting due to historical inaccuracy.
The necklace that Anne wears (the string of pearls with a B and 3 tear drops) is the same necklace worn in Ugly Betty (2006).
One exterior shot shows Penshurst Place as Anne Boleyn's family home. She actually grew up at Hever Castle in Kent.
Jessica Biel and Emma Bell auditioned for the role of Mary Boleyn.
Five of the films actors had either portrayed or went onto portray a Marvel comic book character. Eric Bana played the title character in Hulk (2003), Andrew Garfield played Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Natalie Portman played Jane Foster in both Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013), Scarlett Johansson has played Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the titular character in the upcoming film Doctor Strange (2016).
This is TV director Justin Chadwick's first feature film.
Eric Bana and Benedict Cumberbatch have both played a villain in the re-booted Star Trek film series. Bana played Nero in Star Trek (2009), while Cumberbatch played Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Mark Rylance, Natalie Portman and Eddie Redmayne; and two Oscar nominees: Kristin Scott Thomas and Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The love letter that Mary reads to herself says, "My heart and I surrender themselves into your hands." This is an actual quote from the real letter, but the letter was to Anne, not Mary.
Elizabeth was about 3 years old when her mother was beheaded.
In a deleted scene, Anne was shown to have taken on the role as ward to Mary's son out of obligation to Henry. In the film, ironically, Mary is shown to have take a guardian role over Anne's daughter, Elizabeth, out of love.
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