The writers of “Magnificent Century” pity the audience.
The main heroine of the popular Turkish series, Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska Sultan played by Meryem Userli, gained fame as a cunning, unscrupulous and mean person. Judging by the plot of the TV show, Roxolana is ready to do anything to achieve their goals.
However, as it turned out, the real prototype was much worse than the serial character.
According to historians, Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska destroyed all the sons of the king, so that only her own son was the main contender for the throne. By the way, Suleiman had at least 40 heirs.
Moreover, Roxolana did not want her own children, ordering the servants to kill her beloved son’s competitors. Interestingly, the writers of “Magnificent Century” softened the character of the screen Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska and even added to it such a noble trait as the ability to sympathize. Therefore, it is not surprising that the heroine Userli is so hugely popular with viewers, she is loved and hated at the same time.