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Letitia Wright To Star With Josh O'Connor in Irish Asylum Drama 'Provision'

Letitia Wright and Josh O’Connor are teaming up on a new movie together called Provision.

The two young stars, from Black Panther and The Crown, will star in the movie to be directed by Frank Berry, with Donna Eperon, Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch producing for Subotica Entertainment, THR says.

Provision will tell the story of Ishtar Deresse (Wright), a young African woman fleeing persecution who ends up spending over two years in Ireland’s asylum system, under constant threat of deportation.

While there, she befriends a security guard (O’Connor), who emphasises with her plight. However, the more their growing connection develops, any possible future together comes under frequent threat in an environment where asylum seekers are deemed to be just numbers.

Shooting is expected to start in April in Ireland.

Josh is fresh off multiple award wins a the Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globes for his role in The Crown.

Letitia is currently filming Black Panther 2, and will next be heard in this animated movie!

Emma Corrin & Josh O'Connor React To Prince Harry's Comments About 'The Crown'

This month, Prince Harry opened up about his thoughts about Netflix’s The Crown.

The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex follows his relatives, Mike Tindall and Sarah Ferguson, in reacting to the series loosely based on their lives as members of the British royal family.

“It gives you a rough idea of what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that,” Harry told James Corden in an interview. “I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife, or myself. It’s the difference between… that is obviously fiction, take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news. I have a real issue with that.”

After hearing his comments, Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, who portray his parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles on the series, are reacting.

“I’m delighted. I’m delighted that he watches it,” Josh told Entertainment Tonight, just ahead of his Golden Globe win. “I think anyone who watches it is a great… you know, that’s what we’re there for.”

Emma added, “It’s difficult, with The Crown, since it is so fictional, it feels so removed from the actual royal family. But on the other hand, the characters are based on real people, so there is something there. I felt incredibly grateful to him. I was incredibly moved by what he said. Obviously, I played his mother and that would have been such a sensitive thing. I was very moved he acknowledged it. I’m glad he enjoyed it; I was very grateful for those words.”

Gillian Anderson, who plays Margaret Thatcher, also commented on Harry’s revelation.

“I would say that Harry is fairly well-qualified to judge what is fact or fiction and it was pleasing to hear he understood what [creator] Peter [Morgan] is trying to do on The Crown,” she says. “That he is telling a nuanced story of the challenges of putting duty and service before love and family and that he has certainly many, many years of experience with that. I think it was nice to be on the outside and also on the inside of a show that I care about hearing perhaps that subject addressed.”

Emma won her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of Diana on the series. See her acceptance speech here!

'The Crown' Star Josh O'Connor Ditches the Traditional Tux for Golden Globes 2021

Josh O’Connor is looking so suave!

The 30-year-old The Crown actor posed for a few photos ahead of the 2021 Golden Globes, which are being held at The Beverly Hilton on Sunday (February 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

For the big event, Josh ditched the traditional tux while wearing a wing collar shirt and wide leg trousers in white, loafers and an oversize bow tie.

Josh is nominated tonight for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his role as Prince Charles in The Crown.

The Crown is nominated for six awards at the Golden Globes, including Best Television Series – Drama.

The 2021 Golden Globes, hosted bi-coastally by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, air tonight @ 8/7c on NBC.

FYI: Josh O’Connor is wearing an outfit by Loewe.

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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.