Who is Nora in Red, White & Royal Blue? Explained

By Ricky Valero
Published: August 14, 2023 (Last updated: January 26, 2024)
Who is Nora in Red, White & Royal Blue

Who is Nora in Red, White & Royal Blue? We discuss the 2023 Prime Video movie and one of the key characters.

The very popular novel by Casey McQuiston, Red, White, & Royal Blue, was adapted into a film by writers Ted Malawer and Matthew Lopez for Prime Video. Lopez also directed the film, which starred Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzine, and Uma Thurman.

Red, White & Royal Blue follows Alex Claremont-Diaz (Perez), the son of the first female President of the United States, who attends the royal wedding with his best friend, Nora.

Although not a fan of weddings, Alex hates being around his nemesis, Prince Henry, who ends up having a significant mishap that leads to the two having to reunite to spin the story to the positive side in the press.

With the movie being based on a popular book, there were several changes made in the book that audiences have been divided about.

The discourse has been interesting to follow, from leaving out a major character to not being as steamy as the book to taking liberties with characters.

Nora Holleran is a character in the book and the movie, and we take a look at her character’s importance, who played Nora, and where you might have seen the actress before in other roles.

Who is Nora in Red, White & Royal Blue, and why is she important?

Nora Holleran is the granddaughter of Vice President Mike Holleran. She’s also close to the Claremont-Diaz family, including being best friends with Alex.

There has been quite a stir about Nora’s character in the film vs. in the book. In the books, Nora is part of the “White House Trio” with Alex and June Claremont-Diaz. The trio are thicks as thieves as they do everything together, including Nora going on the Claremont-Diaz family vacations.

She also worked on Claremont’s re-election campaign. Also, she has a history with Alex, as the two dated for a little while before realizing they wouldn’t work.

In the movie, the disappearance of June, Alex’s sister, is one that many people weren’t fond of, but you see Nora writing in a way to tackle both of the characters from the book in the film.

That said, she brings much importance in the film as being Alex’s go-to girl in the movie, and he relies on her to help guide him in specific directions. Nora also develops a relationship with Percy in the film, although he isn’t in the movie that much.

Who plays Nora in Red, White & Royal Blue?

Actress Rachel Hilson played the part of Nora Holleran.

Hilson is an American actress who was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was discovered by an agent at the young age of 12 when she took up acting.

Shortly after that, she auditioned for the Broadway Artist Alliances dance division. She booked her first big-time role on the hit series The Good Wife, where she played Nisa Dalmar in a recurring role.

What is Rachel Hilson known for?

Hilson is most known for her work in the universally loved series This Is Us, where she played the teenage version of Beth for 13 episodes.

You might also recognize the actress from her time on the hit Hulu/Disney+ series Love, Victor, where she played Mia Brooks for three seasons. As for what’s ahead for Hilson, she is playing in the upcoming J.J. Abrams series titled Duster, which is set to release on MAX.

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