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Dearest Antoinette, 

It is clear that the heart of your problems in your new home is your inability to inspire sexual passion in your husband. There is no reason a girl with so many charms as you should be in this situation. Remember, you represent the future and nothing is certain about your place there until the final physical act to crown the Franco-Austrian alliance is performed. 

"It was a really hard role to prepare for. I went through every scene and wrote myself notes. For me, it became a very sensory experience because there weren’t a lot of words, so I concentrated on things like the touch of fabric, or the taste of a cookie. I tried to find things about Marie that I could relate to—she was very lonely, and very child-like—and tried to piece together who she was based on that." - Kirsten Dunst

godsavethefrenchqueen:

Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)

Remember you represent the future and nothing is certain about your place there until the final physical act to crown the Franco-Austrian alliance is performed.

Dearest Antoinette:
I’m pleased to tell you how wonderful your brothers and sisters are doing in their marriages. Maria Carolina is pregnant expecting her first child in June and Ferdinand is enchanted with Beatrice having made her his wife at once. All this news, which should fill me with contentment is diminished by reflections on your dangerous situation. Everything depends on the wife if she is willing and sweet. I can’t repeat enough the importance for you to employ charm and patience never ill humor, to remedy this unfortunate situation. Remember, nothing is certain about your place there…until an heir is produced.