Under contract to Universal following her success as Anne Boleyn, Bujold was contracted to make this film. She turned it down and a legal suit soon followed.
After her sucess in Anne of the Thousand Days, Ms. Bujold was cast as the lead in Mary Queen of Scots. She rejected it, however, because she didn't want to play another queen who lost her head.
Did you know that Genevieve Bujold was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)