Queen Elizabeth’s lookalike Mary Reynolds surfaces, quit job after 34 years
Following Queen Elizabeth’s demise on Monday, her ‘professional’ lookalike, who has performed in movies and even appeared on television shows, quit her job.
Mary Reynolds stated that she decided to retire from the role ‘out of respect’ but would continue to keep her outfits.
The Queen’s impersonator also stated that she ‘felt like a part of the family’ (British Royal Family).
89-year-old Reynolds, who lives in Essex, received the limelight after she put in efforts to resemble the longest-serving late monarch. She mentioned that she was first called the Queen’s lookalike when she was 17-year-old.
Mary Reynolds has appeared in movies, including starring in the 1990 comedy film Bullseye with Roger Moore. She also appeared in an episode of a series called Doctor Who in 1988, when she was 55 years old.
Reynolds said that she felt lucky to resemble the Queen but announced that her days as the doppelganger had ended.
“It has been a great privilege to look like her because I think she is so incredible,” Reynolds was quoted as saying by the Independent.
“It is a change of an era now, it’s all going to be very weird,” she said.
“I was watching the television the day before and felt that there was going to be some bad news, which of course eventually came and it makes you feel very, very, very sad,” the professional impersonator said.
“And then you do sort of realise that will be an end as far as I am concerned. Out of respect, I do not think one should do anything,” Mary Reynolds said.
“And then you do sort of realise that will be the end as far as I’m concerned out of respect, I don’t think one should do anything.”
Edited by Global Times Nigeria