Emma Corrin Reacts to Backlash Over Portrayal of Princess Diana

Emma Corrin has voiced out her statement after receiving backlash for her role as Princess Diana in the Netflix series, The Crown. The actress made an appearance on Tamron Hall and opened up about her role as the beloved figure.

The host asked her about the recent reports which consisted of the royal family and members of the British Parliament; being displeased with the new season of the series. Especially the depiction of Prince Charles and Diana’s marriage.

She said it was difficult as she reminded everyone that The Crown is fictionalized to a great extent. The actress said its roots, in reality, are in Peter Morgan’s scripts which are fictional. Emma addressed the backlash and shared that it’s valid. She explained how viewers will have trouble accepting because of the liberties they have taken with a narrative about a real-life person.

“At the same time, I understand why people would be upset because this is history,” she continued. “And even with Diana, it’s still very much fresh, I suppose—everything that happened. So I do really understand if people would be upset. We approach these people that we play as characters, which is why it’s such a joyous job because Peter writes such rich and complex characters. And as an actor, it’s such a joy to really bring a lot to them.”

Emma had revealed previously how difficult it was for her to consider playing Prince William and Prince Harry’s late mother. However, as we now know she was able to convince herself to be playing the princess.

“This is The Crown‘s version of Diana,” she said. “That really changed it for me. It doesn’t remove the pressure and the responsibility that I feel, but it made it more manageable to do the role.”

The Crown Includes Viewers Discretion

The Crown included a warning for viewers ahead of its episodes which will feature Princess Diana’s battle with bulimia.

An insider has explained that the season will feature a disclaimer for viewers to inform them of the upcoming scenes. It will be depicting Princess Diana’s struggles with the eating disorder. The upcoming fourth season of The Crown has been highly anticipated by fans as it will be introducing Princess Diana and her entrance into the royal family.

The iconic role will be portrayed by Emma Corrin as her character will look back at 1981 as Princess Diana marries Prince Charles. According to an entertainment portal, the fourth season will feature a warning in three of the ten episodes. The fourth season will feature the Royal Family from 1979 to 1990.

A disclaimer for viewers is to warn them as some of the scenes might trouble some viewers as it looks into an eating disorder. It is thought to read: ‘The following episode includes scenes of an eating disorder which some viewers may find troubling. Viewers discretion is required.’

Insiders claim that the season will showcase Diana’s struggle with bulimia as her marriage to Prince Charles seems to fall apart. The disorder is discovered during the engagement of the former Royal couple.

A spokesperson for Netflix revealed, “The Crown producers worked closely with the eating disorder charity, Beat; to ensure that their portrayal of Princess Diana’s bulimia was both accurate to the disorder and sensitively handled.”

The Crown Releases Teaser

The spokesperson added that when viewers do watch the series on Netflix, they will see the warning cards at the beginning of the episode. It will also provide details of how to seek help if needed. It is rumored that the scenes will have Diana eat desserts before falling sick. This will be after her struggle of being alone as she lives in Buckingham Palace.

Diana herself opened up about her bulimia battle in her panorama interview back in 1995. She said, “You inflict it upon yourself because your self-esteem is at a low ebb, and you don’t think you’re worthy or valuable.”

The Crown recently released its Season 4 trailer as Princess Diana and Prince Charles take center stage in the new season. The highly anticipated season of Netflix’s The Crown has released. It focuses on the life of Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin, and Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor. It also features the first look at Gillian Anderson playing the role of Margaret Thatcher.

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The trailer’s narration draws attention as it says, “Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made — a prince and princess on their wedding day. But fairy tales usually end at this point, with the simple phrase, ‘They lived happily ever after.”

The narration continues, “As husband and wife live out their vows, loving and cherishing one another; sharing life’s splendors and miseries, achievements, and setbacks — they will be transformed in the process. Our faith sees the wedding day not as the place of arrival, but the place where the adventure really begins.”

The new season will be released on November 15 on Netflix and will be the continuation of season 3. The previous season ended with Queen Elizabeth’s 25th year as the United Kingdom’s sovereign leader.


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