One of the most-important new cast members for The Crown season 4 is now official. Today, Netflix confirmed that newcomer Emma Corrin will play Princess Diana for at least one season — obviously, a big role since you’re talking about one of the most important historical figures of the past fifty years. There’s what Diana accomplished, and then that is coupled with what she represented to the people of Britain. This is an era of history that we imagine that The Crown is not taking lightly, and they likely spent a great deal of time and effort to ensure that they found the right woman for this part– at least within a certain window of time.
In a statement confirming her big casting, here is what Corrin had to say:
“I have been glued to the show, and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal … Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice!”
What will Corrin bring to the series as Diana? Hopefully, all of the heart and passion and also drama that you would expect from a young woman in one of the most difficult positions in all of the world. Diana had expectations put upon her from everyone, and then very few opportunities to actually just be herself and explore what her extraordinary life was meant to be like.
The unfortunate thing for Corrin is that this role is likely going to be short for her, given that at the conclusion of season 4, The Crown will likely press that reset button and usher in a totally new era of the Queen’s life, meaning new actors across a multitude of different roles as we prepare for the later stages of her life.
When will The Crown season 3 premiere?
That is another part of the enigma at this particular moment in time. We would expect to see the show back on the air a little later this spring, given how long it has been already since the first batch of episodes aired. A big part of the reason for the delay was for all the recastings, since the producers did need a new version of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and just about every other major cast member of note. The cast is undoubtedly great, led by Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies, and you just have to hope that every single second of the show itself lives up to some of the billing that was put out there from the first two seasons. This is what you can consider setting the bar not only high, but through the roof and onto another stratosphere.
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