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Emma Corrin Reveals the Unusual Way She Was Cast in 'The Crown' as Princess Diana

Emma Corrin Reveals the Unusual Way She Was Cast in 'The Crown' as Princess Diana

Emma Corrin is opening up about the unusual way she landed her role as Princess Diana in the Netflix series The Crown.

The 25-year-old actress joined the cast of the Emmy-winning series for season four and she’s the frontrunner to win the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Emma has already won a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance on the show!

During a Variety Studio: Actors on Actors interview with Bridgerton‘s Rege-Jean Page, Emma talked about how she was cast in the show and it surely wasn’t conventional.

Click inside to find out what she said…

“I was sort of working, jobbing, trying to earn money in London. And also, manically running around auditioning for anything that I could. I got asked by Nina Gold and Rob Sterne, who cast The Crown, to come in and help for some of the chemistry reads they were doing between Camillas, who they were auditioning. Peter had written some preliminary scenes with Camilla and Diana, and so they needed someone to read for Diana. So I was like, ‘OK.’ And it wasn’t an audition. I was being paid to be there, and I wasn’t going to be on camera,” Emma said.

She added, “It’s really weird to hear in retrospect everyone’s perspective on this. My agent was like, ‘It’s the perfect situation because it’s going to be a no-pressure audition.’ We decided that I would just prepare as if it was an audition. And so I did, and I worked on the voice with my mum, who is a speech therapist. And then I learned the lines. And I just had fun, because I wasn’t really doing anything at the time.”

We have some recent photos of Emma filming a very exciting new project with a huge star.

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