The Crown actress Emma Corrin has opened up about growing her body hair, and flashing her unshaved underarms on a magazine cover.
The star played Princess Diana in season four of the Netflix drama, and has won rave reviews for the portrayal.
Just when you thought you couldn’t love her any more, the 24-year-old used her platform to smash beauty ideals, showing off her underarm hair on the digital cover of Glamour UK.
Speaking about what spurred the cover on, the 24-year-old was adamant she wanted to make this ‘normal’.
‘I’ve been meaning to grow it for quite a few years, but I’m recently single. I’ve been in a relationship and I guess I was programmed to think that I should probably shave for the benefit of both parties,’ she told the publication.
‘It’s been quite an underwhelming realisation that there’s no drama in it. It’s just there. I’m hoping it’s on the path to becoming normal.’
We stan so hard.
Emma has been in the industry for years, but had a huge spotlight on her after she was cast as Princess Diana in The Crown.
The gang filmed some scenes on location in Spain – where they were located for around two months.
However, lifting the lid on how the shooting went down, she revealed that she actually ended up in hospital just before returning to the UK.
‘I’m asthmatic and had been ill for a while with a bad cough. I had to film a scene in a freezing-cold swimming pool. It was the hardest scene to film because I was genuinely keeping myself alive treading water,’ she continued. ‘We were meant to be flying back that night to the UK and went past a hospital to get antibiotics.
‘The doctors gave me an oxygen test and said, “We can’t let you go because your oxygen levels are so low,” so I was hospitalised. I remember the nurses figuring out what I was filming and saying, “Would you like us to put a cardboard box over your head so no one recognises you?” in broken English!’
Emma joined a star-studded cast for The Crown series four, including Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson, as well as Josh O’Connor – who played her on-screen husband, Prince Charles.
The actress revealed there was intense ‘pressure’ on her to completely nail the role – as well as all of the mannerisms.
‘At first there was a huge amount of pressure, but I think it was as soon as I got the script I realised this is Peter’s [show writer Peter Morgan] world we’re creating and our versions of the characters,’ she previously said on The One Show.
’That really helped to make me not feel as nervous or as much pressure as I did.
‘Bit by bit, we just started to put together all these different aspects of her.’
Read the full interview in the special digital issue on Glamour UK.
The Crown is available to stream now on Netflix.