‘Victoria and Abdul’ Star Eddie Izzard on Secret History of ‘Love Across a Great Divide’ (Video)

TIFF 2017: Izzard joined co-star Ali Fazal and director Stephen Frears at TheWrap’s Toronto studio

Last Updated: September 15, 2017 @ 10:39 AM

According to star Eddie Izzard, this is the perfect moment for his new film with Judi Dench, “Victoria and Abdul,” which tells the little-known story of Queen Victoria (Dench) and her unlikely relationship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

“In this time of hatreds all around the world — Trump hate, Brex hate, this negative stick-your-head-in-the-sand, build a wall — this is love that’s conquered right across this massive divide,” star Eddie Izzard tells TheWrap’s Matt Donnelly in a video interview at the Toronto film Festival.

Izzard, joined by co-star Ali Fazal and director Stephen Frears, also spoke of the ongoing public fascination with the Kardashians and England’s royal family.

Focus Features is releasing “Victoria and Abdul” on Sept. 22.

Watch the video above.