THE Crown’s Princess Diana star Emma Corrin has branded her rise to fame ‘terrifying and weird’ after being followed to her home.
The Crown’s Emma Corrin has found her rise to fame ‘terrifying and weird’Credit: PA:Press Association
Playing such an iconic person has garnered a lot of attention, and Emma admits it’s been hard to adjust to at times.
Speaking on tonight’s The Graham Norton Show, Emma tells the host: “I have been papped outside my house and I never see the photographers – it is a terrifying and weird.”
She also recounts her first experience with a ‘fan’, recalling: “I went to the theatre with Helena Bonham Carter and so many people came up to her and tapped her on the shoulder to say how much they loved her work, and of course nobody knew who I was.
“I then went to the theatre that evening with a friend and a person tapped me on the shoulder and I thought, ‘Oh my god, this is my moment,’ but she had only come over to tell me I had a label coming out of my jumper. It was so bad!”
Emma plays Princess Diana in season four of the hit Netflix show Credit: Netflix 2020, Inc
Emma said she felt a lot of pressure taking on such an iconic personCredit: Netflix 2020, Inc
Emma speaks about the role on tonight’s edition of The Graham Norton Show
Of playing Diana, Emma adds: “There was an immense pressure because she was so adored and because there is this sense from everyone almost of ownership, like they knew her, so I went into it with a huge sense of pressure.”
Emma’s co-star Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles, is also on the show and is asked if he thought the Royal marriage was strange.
He replies: ““Yes, sort of. I kind of went into it not knowing anything.
“Ultimately with many of those public marriages there are biased accounts, and you can never really get to the truth – that’s quite helpful because we are working in fiction.”
The fourth season will explore Diana and Prince Charles’ marriageCredit: Netflix 2020, Inc
As well as the couple’s relationship and wedding, season four will also feature Diana’s battle with bulimia.
As her marriage to the heir to the throne crumbles, Diana is seen violently vomiting into a toilet on multiple occasions.
The warning is at the beginning of three of ten instalments, which cover the period from 1979 to 1990.
Season four of The Crown premieres on Netflix on November 15, while seasons 1-3 are available now. The Graham Norton Show airs tonight at 10.45 on BBC One.
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