Jodie Turner-Smith was hopeful about Meghan MarkleEffects on the monarchy before her and Prince Harry‘s royal exit.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the British actress who will soon be portraying King Henry VIII‘s wife Anne Boleyn On the upcoming Channel 5 series in the UK, she shared her thoughts on the institution and the missed opportunity with the Duchess of Sussex.

While Jodie admitted that she only saw a few episodes of The Crown – she told the outlet it wasn’t really her cup of tea – she shared her thoughts on the real monarchy. “I wouldn’t consider myself a monarchist,” she said. “I find it interesting that the institution doesn’t change over time or quickly enough. We have to look at things in a modern context. And only then will we realize that certain things are archaic and don’t really serve us. I think we should keep these things in stories and move on to something else in reality. “

Jodie welcoming her first baby Joshua Jackson In April, Meghan was asked, who might contribute to the modernization of the monarchy.