Available since November 15 on Netflix, season 4 of The Crown features two new characters. Fans can therefore discover Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson (Sex Education) who is no longer presented, but also Diana Spencer, played by Emma Corrin. Born on March 29, 1995, Emma Corrin took the classical course and from an early age followed drama lessons at Cambridge University. Her career began in 2017, when she got a role in the feature film Cesare. The following year, we could find her in the short film Alex’s Dream, alongside Alex Lawther. It was not until 2019 that her career took a decisive turn since the 25-year-old actress then went on to string together roles. We first saw her in an episode of the Grantchester series, then in Pennyworth, currently airing on Amazon Prime Video. She will then make her first cinematic appearance in March 2020 in the film Misbehavior, in Miss Revolution available since November 11 but also in The Crown since November 15 on Netflix. Unrecognizable on the screen, it only took a few months of preparation and a blonde wig for Emma Corrin to step into the skin of her character.
The engagement of Charles and Diana. A moment that changed everything.The Crown Season Four. Sunday 15th November. pic.twitter.com/Em8q6QGaC7
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The Crown, a revelation?
It was in 2019 that everything began for the young woman when she was chosen by Peter Morgan, the director of the series, to play the role of Princess Diana. “Emma is an incredible talent which immediately captivated us when she came to audition for the role of Diana Spencer.”, He had entrusted in a press release published by the American site The Hollywood Reporter. In an interview with 20 Minutes, the actress returned to obtaining this role which for her was a big surprise, “In my youth, I had already been told that I looked like Diana, but from there to to embody it in The Crown, I could not imagine it “. This is a role that was close to his heart but which required a lot of preparation. “We worked on the facial expressions, the gait, the look, the attitude of the princess. In the end, it was the wig that changed everything. We had several that the team of hairdressers cut so that my hairstyle be as close as possible to that of Diana, “she explained. For Emma Corrin, it was not necessary to draw an idyllic portrait of the princess, but to show her as she really was. If Lady Di had a privileged status, she was faced with a lot of suffering including for example her bulimia, which she did not hesitate to speak about in an interview with the BBC in 1995. A stage in her life that Emma Corrin has desired show on screen. “Diana has spoken openly about her issues herself, and that’s a central part, especially in the version of the character of Diana that we created in this season, it was her way of handling things,” actress at Télé Loisirs. Find Lady Diana in the fourth season of The Crown on Netflix available since November 15.
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