The Crown’s Emma Corrin has revealed she struggled to come to terms with Olivia Colman’s ‘stone-cold horrible’ portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II during the filming of the upcoming fourth season.
The actress, who will portray Princess Diana when the Netflix series returns next month, was taken aback by Olivia’s change into character and was left a little unsettled.
Recalling her co-star’s transformation, Emma shared: ‘Obviously, Olivia is the biggest ray of sunshine ever… She just went stone-cold horrible. It was so hard to not take it personally.’
Emma also disclosed to Town and Country magazine that she’s not a fan of being asked what it was like to take on the role of Princess Diana.
‘I hate being asked what it’s like to play someone iconic,’ she told them. ‘It makes her untouchable—the whole point was that she was touchable.’
Season four of The Crown will explore Queen Elizabeth’s reign leading up to 1990, as well as Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s turbulent marriage.
The series will also be introducing Gillian Anderson to the casting as she depicts controversial Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Speaking to RadioTimes, Gillian warned: ‘We certainly see another side of Thatcher that has more of an emotional life than perhaps has been seen before.
‘For instance, in terms of the episodes where her son goes missing. That is grounded, well-founded and well-documented emotion that she was experiencing at that time, so it doesn’t feel like it’s out of order in a way.
‘It’s a whole portrait. It’s not a one-dimensional portrait.’
The Crown season 4 arrives Sunday 15 November on Netflix.
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