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Thursday December 09, 2021

Josh O'Connor says he almost rejected his role as Prince Charles in ‘The Crown’

Josh O'Connor nearly gave up the role that ended up changing the course of his career

By Web Desk
March 01, 2021
Josh O'Connor nearly gave up the role that ended up changing the course of his career

British actor Josh O'Connor opened up about his role as Prince Charles on Netflix series The Crown.

The Emma star, 30, told E!’s Karamo on Live From E!: Countdown to the Golden Globes that he nearly gave up the role that ended up changing the course of his career.

"It's kind of embarrassing, really. I think I was working another job and I got a phone call saying, 'Would I want to come in and read for Charles?' I mean, it was a terrible mistake!" he said.

"Partly, I hadn't seen the show and then I watched the show and realized it's incredible and what Claire [Foy] and Matt [Smith] did in the first two series was magic.”

"I don't know where I'd been, I don't know how I missed this magical show. And then I fell in love with the show, so I met with the guys and they convinced me and just said, 'This is a great part.' And they told me the story and the journey we were going to go on and it was just a no-brainer,” he added.

The role also bagged him a Golden Globe tonight in the category of Best Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Prince Charles.