Emma Corrin reveals thoughts about essaying Princess Diana: ‘Felt like marriage proposal’


The actress recently came forth what it felt like landing her breakthrough role in the Netflix original

Emma Corrin catapulted to the top with her staggering performance in ‘The Crown’ wherein she played Princess Diana. 

The actress recently came forth what it felt like landing her breakthrough role in the Netflix original.

Recalling the first time, Corrin stepped foot on the show set during season 3, she revealed, “They were doing some pickups for season 3 and they had asked me to come to set where they were filming to do a chemistry read with Josh [O’Connor, who played Prince Charles].”

She added, “I remember we did the scene a couple of times and then Ben [Caron, the director] turned to Suzanne [Mackie, the producer] and was like, ‘Can I do it now?’ And he sort of got down and was like, ‘Will you be Diana?’ It felt kind of like a marriage proposal.”

Corrin revealed she instantly said yes. 

The 25-year-old then began her work researching Diana, “To start with there was a lot of reading, and watching and that kind of thing,” she said. “But I actually found that I sort of reached a bit of a brick wall with it.”

So she began working with a choreographer, who helped her with the many dance scenes in The Crown

“A lot changed when I started working with Polly Bennett and we did a lot of character and movement stuff together,” continued Corrin. “We started working on basically figuring her out, inside out. So taking our story, the scripts, and figuring out her arc over the series and what she’d be feeling at this moment, and then why she would do that.”

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