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Web Desk
June 12, 2021

Emma Corrin reveals how she stepped into the shoes of Princess Diana for ‘The Crown’

Web Desk
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

Acclaimed actor Emma Corrin detailed the thought-process  behind her preparation for the role of the late Princess Diana in Netflix series, The Crown.

The Golden Globe winner, 25, was chatting with Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page on Variety‘s Actors on Actors series, when she revealed how she consciously tried to keep herself from being swept up in the powerful legacy of the late People’s Princess.

“The bridge between the two things for me was the script. I know that sounds really weirdly obvious, but I had three or four months when I got the role and started doing the research when I hadn’t yet got the script,” explained the star.

“And it was a bit like I was falling into this dark hole of research. I mean, God! If you Google Diana, there’s, like, new articles every day,” she said.

“I got the script, and I sort of had this mad realization that as much as this is Diana, this character is almost fictional. And you should treat it as such,” Corrin explained.

“When I got the scripts, I could really just work off what was on the page. It’s sort of a love story. It’s a marriage. It’s two humans navigating extraordinary circumstances by virtue of their position in society. As soon as I narrowed it down to that, I could make any research much more specific,” she added.