Australian ingenue Adelaide Kane, 23, plays the young Mary. London, U.K.-born Toby Regbo, 21, plays the Dauphin Francis, Mary’s husband — for a while — who would later be crowned King Francis II of France. Happily for all concerned, Regbo looks nothing like the pictures of the actual Francis II. This is TV, after all: Jonathan Rhys Meyers of The Tudors didn’t much look like the historically accepted portraits of Henry VIII, either.
Frankly, I have no problem with this sort of casting. 😉