Emma Corrin spoke out about their reservations in coming out (Picture: ITV/Netflix)
The Crown’s Emma Corrin has opened up about their journey with gender identity, saying they weren’t sure it was ‘the right thing to do’ to come out in public.
The actor, who played Princess Diana in season four of the Netflix drama, recently addressed their gender fluidity in an honest Instagram post.
In it, they shared a photograph in which they wore a chest binder, a device used to flatten breasts, and talked about safe binding practices.
The star also changed their pronouns on the social media site to she/they, showing they are comfortable being addressed with both.
Explaining how their journey is still ongoing, Emma insisted that being open about it with their fans is an important step in raising awareness.
‘I think visibility is key with these things,’ they told ITV Granada Reports, speaking publicly about their gender identity for the first time.
‘My journey has been a long one and has still got a long way to go.
‘I think we are so used to defining ourselves, and that’s the way sadly society works, is within these binaries.
‘It’s taken me a long time to realise that I exist somewhere in between and I’m still not sure where that is yet.’
The star also talked about sharing their journey online with their fans and how that was not an easy step to take.
‘When I started posting about it, it felt very sort of scary and revealing and I wasn’t sure whether it was the right thing to do.
Emma played Princess Diana in The Crown (Credits: Des Willie/Netflix)
‘But the feedback from all the people in the queer community has been wonderful.’
Being a public persona also hasn’t made them coming out easier, as Emma added: ‘One of the hardest things is, when you post something online, especially when you have a public profile it feels very much set in stone.
‘That’s what it is, that’s how I am. But I think it’s hard to communicate that and also communicate that I’m still figuring it all out and I think everyone is and that’s kind of the point.
‘It’s that there is no fixed identity especially for people in the queer community so it’s going to be an ongoing journey.’
Emma also shared the interview on their Instagram stories, writing: ‘first time addressing queerness and my journey on tv was scary! but visibility is key!’