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Thursday December 02, 2021

Gillian Anderson fires back at 'The Crown' critics over accuracy debacle

Gillian Anderson who essay the role of Margaret Thatcher on 'The Crown', has now spoken up about it’s accuracy

By Web Desk
February 08, 2021

Netflix’s The Crown has been the talk of town ever since it rolled out its fourth season last year in November.

Following the release of the new episodes, many royal fans and critics were up in arms against the regal drama for twisting facts and portraying the British royal family in negative light through fictitious events.

Gillian Anderson who essay the role of UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher on the show, has now spoken up about it’s accuracy.

In a chat with InStyle magazine, Gillian said: “It’s so obvious that we’re doing a TV show and that these are characters based on real-life people. To me, it just felt like drama for the sake of drama. But I get that there are a lot of people invested.”

“There’s a lot of stuff that could have been written about — but was not — that is so much worse than what ended up in the show. There has been kindness extended in certain areas where it didn’t have to be,” she continued.

Earlier, Josh O’Conner, who played Prince Charles on the show, also expressed the same views.

Speaking to LA Times, he said: “My personal view is that audiences understand. You have to show them the respect and understand that they’re intelligent enough to see it for what it is, which is pure fiction.”