While Samantha Morton plays the older Catherine de Medici in The Serpent Queen, Liv Hill plays the younger version whose main focus is to stay ahead of everyone else and overcome the obstacles in their path. But Hill was surprised at how easily she identified with Catherine. “She was always alert. And I feel like I really relate to it, even if I’m not trying to literally survive,” Hill Screen Rant said. “But it is precisely in this that she reads people’s body language [and] her facial expressions to see if she thinks they like her or whatever. And unfortunately I’m that kind of person too and I care a bit too much about what other people perceive.”
Hill may not be a royalty vying for power and recognition, but it’s clear the actress knows a little bit about observing her surroundings and those around her. “That’s what the writer wanted to show her vulnerability and to show the fact that she was a teenager,” Hill told the Express. “So I tried to use my fear and attitude that I had when I was a teenager playing her.” Based on reviews of the first episodes of The Serpent Queen, Hill was immensely successful.
https://www.looper.com/1023997/liv-hills-favorite-part-about-playing-catherine-in-the-serpent-queen-hits-way-too-close-to-home/ Liv Hill’s favorite part about playing Catherine in The Serpent Queen comes way too close to home