Delfina Chaves Stars in Dutch Series 'Máxima' About Argentine-Born Queen

Argentinian actress Delfina Chaves stars in new Dutch series 'Máxima,' chronicling Queen Máxima's journey from Argentina to the Netherlands. The series explores the challenges of marrying into a royal family and adapting to a new culture.

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Delfina Chaves Stars in Dutch Series 'Máxima' About Argentine-Born Queen

Delfina Chaves Stars in Dutch Series 'Máxima' About Argentine-Born Queen

Delfina Chaves, a 28-year-old Argentine actress, is starring in the new Dutch series 'Máxima' which chronicles the life of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. The 6-episode series, with each episode running 50 minutes long, will premiere on April 20, 2024 in the Netherlands and in August 2024 in Argentina on the Max streaming service.

Chaves took on the challenging role of portraying Máxima Zorreguieta and had to learn Dutch, which she described as the most difficult thing she has ever done. The series is based on the bestselling book 'Máxima Zorreguieta: Madre Patria' by Marcia Luyten and depicts how Máxima and Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands met and solidified their relationship, leading to their engagement in 2001.

The first season follows Máxima's life from her birth in Buenos Aires in 1971 to her engagement with then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. It is a co-production between Millstreet Films and has an international cast. The series covers Máxima's past and her relationship with her Argentine family. A second season is already in the works, exploring Máxima's journey to maintaining the love of the Dutch people.

Why this matters: The series sheds light on the life of a beloved royal figure, Queen Máxima, and her journey from Argentina to the Netherlands. It provides a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of marrying into a royal family and adapting to a new culture.

During the filming, Chaves confirmed her off-screen romance with her co-star Martijn Lakemeier, who plays King Willem-Alexander. The series is based on the book by Marcia Luyten, who was able to speak with Máxima's close friends from school. While the series does not have the full approval of the Dutch Royal House, there were no objections either. 'Máxima' has already been sold to several countries, including Germany, Belgium, and Latin America.

Key Takeaways

  • Delfina Chaves, 28, stars in Dutch series 'Máxima' about Queen Máxima's life.
  • Series chronicles Máxima's life from birth in Argentina to engagement with Prince Willem-Alexander.
  • Chaves had to learn Dutch, described as the most difficult thing she's ever done.
  • Series based on bestselling book, does not have full royal approval but no objections.
  • Chaves confirmed off-screen romance with co-star Martijn Lakemeier, who plays King Willem-Alexander.