Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Foremost Cultural Figure of Mongolia actress A.Tsegmid has announced that she has been selected for a role in Netflix’s “Marco Polo” series.
She said it while receiving the Mongolian Film Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” last Sunday. Another Mongolian to play with her is Foremost Cultural Figure actor Ts.Tserenbold who received the Mongolian Academy Award’s “Best Leading Actor” for starring in a “Father” movie. He will play Jakha Khambu, the father of Queen Sorkhugtani – Khubilai Khaan’s mother.
An actor B.Amarsaikhan, who played Arigbokh, brother of Khubilai Khaan, in the series has fired the first shot for Mongolian actors to work with Hollywood. According to the executive director of the series John Fusco’s recent interview, the second season of Marco Polo will have ten episodes. He will co-direct the film with the Oscar-winning directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. During the visit of the delegation headed by John Fusco to Mongolia, last March, Marco Polo’s Mongolian producer M.Orgil said over 70 Mongolian actors will be selected-four for main roles, 50 for public scenes, and 20—for stunt doubles.
It is expected that the actors who are to play roles of Queen Sorkhugtani, Jakha Khambu and the twelve-year-old Khubilai, will speak Mongolian on screen. The selected actors will head to Hungary for the filming on June 20, and will continue traveling to Malaysia and New Zealand with the movie team until December.