The Crown season 4 has left viewers blown away with the stunning portrayal of Princess Diana by Emma Corrin.
The Netflix series newcomer took centre stage in the new episodes as the show hit the 1980s period, tracking Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles and its subsequent downfall.
Emma, who had only previously appeared in a handful of roles including Batman prequel Pennyworth, stunned fans as she took on the young princess-to-be.
Portraying her meeting the Prince (Josh O’Connor) as a bashful young girl, Diana is seen growing into the loving mother we all knew her to be, even shadowing her husband, Prince Charles, in the public’s favour.
But behind the scenes she is seen struggling with an eating disorder and growing animosity with her husband, as the Royal family’s involvement in their marriage saw her lose control of her own life.
It’s made worse when Charles returns to his first love, Camilla Parker-Bowles (Emerald Fennell), someone who he had refused to leave behind despite being forced apart when they were younger.
Despite their attempts to make their marriage work in the public eye.
Looking just like the Princess, who tragically died in 1997, viewers were taken away by Emma’s portrayal.
As a result, it didn’t take long for people to start demanding Emma Corrin be lined up for a series of awards – praising her as the ‘perfect’ Diana.
The pressure to play such a beloved character was not taken lightly by Emma, who admitted that she went through extensive research and training to nail the part.
Speaking on Thursday night’s The One Show from home, Emma said: ‘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 revealed: ‘That really helped to make me not feel as nervous or as much pressure as I did.’
Emma explained that she worked with an ‘amazing’ movement coach and vocal coach in order to characterise Diana and put her own stamp on the role.
‘Bit by bit, we just started to put together all these different aspects of her.’
Unfortunately, this will be the only series in which Emma will play the Princess, with a time jump seeing a complete cast change going forward.
Elizabeth Debicki will be taking on the role, with Netflix yet to announce who will play Prince Charles.
However, it’s been reported that Dominic West is now in the running.
The Crown is available now on Netflix.
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