Louise Linton is drawing comparisons to Marie Antoinette after casually engaging in a bit of class warfare while attacking a working-class mother on social media earlier this week.
And it seems that the role of a French royal is one that Linton was born to play, with the still-floundering actress actually landing a part as a French tutor who plays Marie Antoinette in a 2007 episode of ‘CSI: NY.’
It was a brief performance for Linton but a memorable one, with Shailene Woodley starring as a student who is tutored by Linton’s character.
The student played by Woodley also portrays the executioner in the benefit play within the TV episode, and three minutes into the episode the actress who has fought for Native American rights at Standing Rock and protested President Trump at every turn gets to drag the wife of the sitting Treasury Secretary to the guillotine and chop off her head.
Linton’s character dies at that exact moment, not from the blade though but as a result of being poisoned in a plot that was set in motion by Woodley’s character.
A rep for Woodley did not respond to a request for comment about filming that 2007 episode and Linton’s Instagram comments.
Method acting: Louise Linton played a French tutor who was portraying Marie Antoinette in a benefit performance on a 2007 episode of ‘CSI’ (above)
Taking a stand: That episode also starred a then-15-year-old Shailene Woodley (above) as the tutor’s student who in the benefit played Marie’s executioner
People over pipeline: Woodley, a vocal proponent of Bernie Sanders and opponent of President Trump, drags Linton’s character to the guillotine three minutes into the episode
Hitting the dead ceilling: The mock beheading down not kill the tutor, who instead dies at that same moment after being poisoned as part of a plot put in motion by her student
The last queen to rule over France, Marie Antoinette lost her head at the start of the French Revolution after years of ignoring the concerns of her country’s increasingly marginalized lower class citizens.
She was 37 at the time, and prior to that had led a life that was remarkably similar to Linton’s over the years.
The two women both grew up in castles before leaving home and travelling to a new country, showing a love for jewels and theatrics in their adult years.
And soon after arriving in these strange new lands both women also married men who held high-ranking roles in the ruling class and were extraordinarily wealthy.
Those marriages were nothing alike however, with Marie’s being an arranged union she did not consummate for the first seven years of the relationship.
Marie, 15, wed Louis XVI of France, also 15, in her first and only marriage while Linton, 36, took her second trip down the aisle when she said ‘I do’ to the twice-divorced Mnuchin this June.
Mnuchin, who at 54, is 18 years his wife’s senior.
The newlyweds have been inseparable ever since their June wedding, and on Monday Linton accompanied her husband on a business trip, which she shared pictures of on Instagram.
She tagged her designer outfit in the post as well, a mix of high-end brands that included Tom Ford, Valentino, Roland Mouret and Hermes.
‘Great #daytrip to #Kentucky!” Ms. Linton, 36, wrote under the photograph. She then added hashtags for various pieces of her expensive wardrobe, listing #rolandmouret, #hermesscarf, #tomford and #valentino,’ wrote Linton.
Star search: A rep for Woodley did not respond to a request for comment about filming that 2007 episode and Linton’s Instagram comments
Activist activated: Woodley would go on to star in the hit films Divergent and The fault in Our Stars
DOA: Linton has landed scattered roles in a handful of little-seen productions over the course of her decade-long career
Unadorable: Linton shared a scene with Oscar-nominee Gary Sinise in the episode
Linton’s decision to flaunt her wealth and husband’s government position did not sit well with some however, including mother-of-three Jennifer Miller who wrote in the comments: ‘Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable.’
Then, in a ‘let them eat cake’ moment for the 21st century, Linton responded by openly mocking Miller’s financial situation and suggesting and her Mnuchin were more valued members of society because of their wealth.
‘Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband?’ asked Linton in response to Miller’s comment.
‘Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?’
A statement was later released by a spokesperson for Mnuchin, which said: ‘The Mnuchins are reimbursing the government for [Linton’s] travel, and she does not receive compensation for products she mentions.’
That was enough to satisfy Miller, who said of the White House’s response: ‘I’m actually glad. I’m glad that, you know, they are reimbursing all of us, the government, the taxpayers for this trip that she used to advertise for brands that, I don’t know, if her friends own them or what.’
Let them eat my rock-studded Valentino heels: Linton, 36, has been getting compared to the infamous French queen following the comments she made to a working-class mother on three on Instagram
Deploring from a distance: ‘Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband?’ asked Linton in response to Jennifer Miller’s comment (Miller above on CNN Tuesday)
Playhouse soild seperately: The Scotish-born wife of Treasury Secretary, 36, seemed to suggest and she her spouse were more important citizens since they made more money
Linton made her Instagram private on Tuesday and released her own statement, saying:’I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive.’
Miller meanwhile still seemed to be in disbelief that her comment had resulted in a this very public feud.
‘Honestly, it was probably just a weak moment for me,’ said an incredibly composed and well-spoken Miller on Tuesday in an interview with CNN.
‘I was frustrated already by some stories I had just read about the Secret Service running out of overtime money because of the excesses of the administration’s travel schedule, and then saw this woman who I didn’t know who she was.’
Miller continued: ‘I knew who the Treasury Secretary was, so I assumed it was his wife, getting off of a government plane for what I assumed was a government trip and basically advertising for all of these European, you know, high-end brands that your average person couldn’t afford.
She went on to add that it was even worse because it had been done in Kentucky, which is ‘one of the poorest states in our country.’