Emma Corrin Reveals It's 'Stressful' To Think About Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Watching Her Play Princess Diana In 'The Crown'
Many people have watched Netflix's hit series The Crown, but Emma Corrin — who portrayed Princess Diana — is nervous as to what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle think if they ever tune into the show.
"It’s really interesting. Personally, I try not to engage with it because I feel like it’s a slippery slope and if I start worrying about who’s seen it and what they think, it becomes stressful," she told TheWrap. "But I sit comfortably in the knowledge that what we’ve created is [creator] Peter [Morgan]’s version of things. So hopefully, it’s its own thing. But in a way, I suppose it can never be completely detached from the reality that it touches and that it’s influenced by."
The actress was later praised for her role — and she even took home a Golden Globe award. However, Corrin noted that it's still surreal play this iconic figure.
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"It’s always so strange when something you’ve worked on is released, especially in this industry where you film it and then it’s a good six, seven months later — or sometimes even more than that — that it comes out," she said. "You feel weirdly so separate from the job and the character and the day-to-day-ness of actually going in and becoming this person."
She added, "You’ve kind of moved on, and then everyone starts to engage. And if people really respond to something that you’ve worked really hard on, it is always the most wonderful feeling — because when I’m becoming a character, and especially with The Crown, I become so fond of the person that I brought to life, my version of her. And it meant so much, all the wonderful comments that I got."
Earlier this year, Harry revealed that he has seen some scenes from the show, which is based on his family.
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“They don’t pretend to be news. It’s fiction … but it’s loosely based on the truth,” the 36-year-old told James Corden in February. “It gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that. I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife, or myself.”
Meanwhile, Prince William feels differently about the series. According to a source, the 38-year-old was "none too pleased" with the show, adding that he “feels that both his parents are being exploited and being presented in a false, simplistic way to make money.”