The Crown star, 25, sat down to speak concerning the Netflix sequence with Bridgerton‘s Regé-Jean Page for Variety‘s Actors on Actors sequence and mirrored on how she averted being swept up within the Princess of Wales’ highly effective legacy.
“The bridge between the 2 issues for me was the script. I do know that sounds actually weirdly apparent, however I had three or 4 months after I received the function and began doing the analysis after I hadn’t but received the script,” Corrin defined. “And it was a bit like I used to be falling into this darkish gap of analysis. I imply, God! When you Google Diana, there’s, like, new articles each day.”
As an alternative of turning to the “limitless biographies and newspaper articles” about Diana’s life and loss of life, the Golden Globe winner reminded herself that she wasn’t working on a documentary. “I received the script, and I type of had this mad realization that as a lot as that is Diana, this character is nearly fictional. And you need to deal with it as such,” she continued. “After I received the scripts, I might actually simply work off what was on the web page. It’s type of a love story. It’s a wedding. It’s two people navigating extraordinary circumstances by advantage of their place in society. As quickly as I narrowed it right down to that, I might make any analysis rather more particular.”
The up-and-coming actress obtained rave critiques for her portrayal of Prince Charles‘ late ex-wife, who died in a automotive crash in Paris in 1997. After studying that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have seen a bit of the Netflix drama, Corrin admitted to feeling starstruck.
“It’s actually attention-grabbing,” she instructed TheWrap earlier this month. “Personally, I attempt to not have interaction with it as a result of I really feel prefer it’s a slippery slope and if I begin worrying about who’s seen it and what they think, it turns into tense. … After I’m changing into a personality, and particularly with The Crown, I turn out to be so keen on the individual that I dropped at life, my model of her.”
Harry, now 36, was nonetheless younger when he and Prince William misplaced their mom. When requested about his opinion on the sequence — and how accurately it represents life within the British royal family — the Duke of Sussex stated the critically acclaimed sequence was solely “loosely based mostly on the reality.”
He instructed James Corden in February, “They don’t fake to be information. It’s fiction. … It gives you a rough idea about what that way of life, what the pressures of placing responsibility and repair above household and all the pieces else, what can come from that.”
The prince and his spouse, 39, stepped again from their senior royal duties in March 2020, making the choice everlasting almost one 12 months later. The couple now reside in California with their 2-year-old son, Archie, and their daughter, Lili Diana, who was born on June 4.
Harry has spoken brazenly about how Diana’s death left a lasting impression on him, and with the arrival of his second little one, he knew he needed to honor his mother with a particular tribute. His little lady was named after each Queen Elizabeth II and the late princess.
Since being solid to painting the beloved royal determine, Corrin has also developed a strong bond with Diana. In her 2021 Golden Globe acceptance speech, she opened up about what she’d realized from the function.
“Most of all, thanks a lot to Diana,” she stated in February. “You’ve taught me compassion and empathy past any measure that I might ever think about.”