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'The Crown' Stars Josh O'Connor & Emma Corrin Don't Think A Disclaimer Is Necessary For Netflix

Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin are backing Netflix in their decision to not put a fictional disclaimer ahead of The Crown for viewers.

The proposition first started with the UK’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, who suggested the program put a disclaimer ahead of each episode to alert viewers that the drama was in fact a fictionalization of the British Royal Family.

Helena Bonham-Carter, who played Princess Margaret in seasons three and four, backed his suggestion.

Now, the actors who play Prince Charles and Princess Diana, are speaking out on the controversy.

“We were slightly let down by our culture secretary, whose job it is to encourage culture,” Josh shared with the LA Times. “In my opinion, it’s pretty outrageous that he came out and said what he said. Particularly in this time when he knows that the arts are struggling and they’re on their knees, I think it’s a bit of a low blow.”

Josh added that viewers are aware The Crown is a work of fiction.

“My personal view is that audiences understand,” he shared. “You have to show them the respect and understand that they’re intelligent enough to see it for what it is, which is pure fiction.”

Emma also weighed in, telling Variety that “it is very clearly a dramatized version of events.”

“This is fictitious in the same way people don’t mistake Succession for what actually happened with the Murdochs,” she added. “I also understand [the request] comes from a place of sensitivity and protectiveness of the royal family and Diana.”

Recently, Emma opened up about what she’d do if she ever met Princes William and Harry.

Josh O'Connor Doesn't Believe Prince Charles is the Villian of 'The Crown' Season Four

Josh O’Connor is talking about the new season of The Crown.

During a new interview, the 30-year-old actor – who plays Prince Charles – explained why he doesn’t believe that Charles is the villain of season four.

My job is to resist that in some ways,” Josh shared with Entertainment Weekly. “My Dad was an English teacher and I grew up learning Shakespeare through him. One of the things that he used to say about all Shakespeare’s villains was that, whether it’s Richard III or Iago, they don’t believe themselves to be villains. They believe that what they are doing, their life’s work, is for the greater good and it makes sense to them.”

“So, just as with the Shakespeare villains, I didn’t want to play the character of Charles as a villain. I don’t think he is,” Josh explained. “I think he is someone who is very lost, as we see in season 3. He’s the same person as in season 3. He needs something from Diana that she can’t offer him, just as she needs from him something that he can’t offer her. So, it’s a tragedy really. Yeah, I was really conscious not to play the ending as it were.”

Find out who is in talks to replace Josh as Prince Charles in the final two seasons of The Crown.

Season four of The Crown is available for streaming on Netflix now.

Charles & Diana's Royal Wedding Will Not Be Part Of 'The Crown' Season Four

Many fans of The Crown are looking to watch one big thing in the new season, which is premiering on Netflix this weekend – the royal wedding!

However, it looks like you won’t get to see the actual wedding.

Stars Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, who play Princess Diana and Prince Charles in the series, revealed just why the actual wedding was not filmed and won’t be shown.

“We never re-create things just for the sake of re-creating them,” Emma stated in a new interview with THR. “I think if we do re-create a scene — like the engagement scene, for instance, when they do the announcement — it has to be because it’s linked to something that the characters are going through. It has to be part of the story. It has to further the plot.

Emma added that the real wedding is actually available to watch online anyhow.

“You could be watching it in 10 seconds so I don’t think there’d be any point in us re-creating it.”

Josh adds, “That’s The Crown for you. That’s why The Crown is so good. Peter Morgan isn’t interested in showing you the wedding because, yeah, Emma’s right, you just go on YouTube and you can watch it.”

“I think all the historical events are important for punctuating so that the audience know where we are,” he explained. “He’ll put in Thatcher’s election, and that’s literally just to tell the audience, ‘Right, this is where we are,’ rather than putting up on the screen ’20th of December 1981,’ or whatever. He basically signposts it using historical events. But what’s more interesting, because Charles and Diana have to be a certain way on their wedding day, you don’t see the nuance; whereas when it’s behind closed doors, [like] the rehearsal, we have more license to create and fictionalize.”

The Crown season four premieres on Sunday, November 15.

If you missed it, see what the stars did for their lockdown premiere earlier this week!

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'The Crown' Gets Surprise Sixth Season After Show Previously Only Planned for Five Seasons

Amazing news for The Crown fans! The show was originally supposed to contain five seasons, but the show’s creator has reconsidered and will now end after season six.

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day – it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail,” creator Peter Morgan told Deadline.

The show currently stars Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, and more.

We recently found out that this controversial royal story line will NOT be a part of the show.

Season three premiered last year, and season four is expected in the coming months on Netflix.

'The Crown' Cast Wins at SAG Awards, Though Few of Them Showed Up!

Helena Bonham Carter, Erin Doherty, and Josh O’Connor pose with their awards in the press room at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (January 19) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The Crown won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, but not many stars from the show showed up!

Helena, Erin, Josh, and Sam Phillips were the only actors from the cast who attended. Other stars who will receive trophies for the win include Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Marion Bailey, Charles Dance, Ben Daniels, Charles Edwards, David Rintoul, and Jason Watkins.

The Crown defeated the casts of Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Stranger Things for the win.

FYI: Erin is wearing a Giambattista Valli dress.

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Olivia Colman Wins Best Actress in TV Drama for 'The Crown' at Golden Globes 2020

Olivia Colman wins big at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards!

The 45-year-old actress took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama at the event held on Sunday (January 5) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Olivia won for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, beating out Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), and Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show).

“For the last year I feel like I’ve been living someone else’s life, and now I feel like I’m winning someone else’s award,” she said during her acceptance speech.

She added that she got “a little bit boozy” before her win and was “completely stumped” by the honor.

She was joined by her co-stars Tobias Menzies, Gillian Anderson, and Josh O’Connor.

FYI: Olivia is wearing Emilia Wickstead with Malone Souliers shoes and Chopard jewelry. Gillian is wearing Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Josh is wearing head-to-toe Loewe.

READ MORE: Olivia Colman Has Joined HBO Crime Series ‘The Landscapers’

35+ pictures inside of Olivia Colman and more at the event… More Here! »

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Awkwafina & Jodie Comer Arrive in Style for BAFTA Tea Party

Awkwafina and Jodie Comer pose on the red carpet as they arrive at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party on Saturday afternoon (January 4) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old The Farewell actress looked pretty in a black and white plaid dress while the 26-year-old Killing Eve actress donned a fuchsia-colored top and black trousers for the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Awkwafina

Also in attendance was Awkwafina’s The Farewell co-star Shuzhen Zhao along with director Lulu Wang.

The Morning Show actresses Janina Gavankar and Karen Pittman were also in attendance along with The Crown co-stars Josh O’Connor and Gillian Anderson.

FYI: Awkwafina is wearing TommyNow. Jodie is wearing a blouse and pants by Prabal Gurung, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and Eriness jewelry. Karen is wearing Markarian.

20+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the event…More Here! »

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