By Proma Khosla
She won’t be in Season 3, but Netflix’s The Crown has cast a Princess Diana for Season 4. Newcomer Emma Corrin will portray the Lady who became one of the most famous women in the world and a tragic chapter in history.
“I have been glued to the show and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal,” Corrin said in a statement. “Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through [creator] Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice.”
“Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer,” Morgan told The Hollywood Reporter. “As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”
Corrin is not supposed to appear on the show until it catches up with that chapter of Queen Elizabeth’s life in Season 4, but reports as early as 2016 suggested Diana would appear on the show before the end of Season 3.
The Crown returns to Netflix later this year.