Emma Corrin opens up on playing Princess Diana in 'The Crown'
- Emma Corrin played Princess Diana in The Crown
- Princess Diana was the most popular and likable personality of the Royal Family
- Corrin's mother helped her a lot in understanding the character of Princess Diana
The 25-year-old actor, Emma Corrin, who played Princess Diana in The Crown has opened up about how she managed play the role of the most popular and likable personality of the Royal Family. During a virtual interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the actor noted that she tried to gather as much information as possible about Princess Diana before portraying her.
“I tried to absorb as much information as I could to portray her character. It was my mother who helped my perfect the Princess of Wales’ dialect in the early days of rehearsing,” said the Golden Globe Award-winning actor.
Corrin continued, “She's a speech therapist ... and was amazing and helped me with my auditions when I was prepping for them. She would give me tips on the voice. We would sit in this little cafe near where I lived at the time and help me do the voice and say, ‘Oh well she sort of speaks with this sort of lilt at the end of her voice’, and it was very sweet.”
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In another interview with the Wrap, Corrin opened up about what it’s like knowing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have viewed The Crown. “It’s really interesting,” she said.
Corrin continued, “Personally, I try not to engage with it because I feel like it’s a slippery slope and if I start worrying about who’s seen it and what they think, it becomes stressful. But I sit comfortably in the knowledge that what we’ve created is Peter’s version of things. So hopefully, it’s its own thing. But in a way, I suppose it can never be completely detached from the reality that it touches and that it’s influenced by.”
Previously, Corrin won the Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. On Tuesday, following the Emmy Awards 2021 nominations, Corrin has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.