The Crown’s Emma Corrin reveals her brother told her she was perfect for the role of Princess Diana in the show TWO YEARS before she was cast
The Crown star, 25, reflected on her sibling’s intuition during an interview with Variety in their iHeart podcast The Big Ticket on Wednesday.
Explaining how her brother shared his support for her taking the part in 2017, she said: ‘I remember being on holiday with my family maybe when the second season of The Crown had come out and I remember them joking about who was going to play Princess Diana.
Great eye for talent: The Crown’s Emma Corrin revealed on Wednesday that her brother told her she would be perfect as Princess Diana in the Netflix hit TWO YEARS before she was cast
‘One of my brothers was like, “You should play Princess Diana.” I was at university at that time and I was like, “In my wildest dreams.”
‘It’s very strange to think back on those kind of moments now,’ she admitted.
Emma made her debut in The Crown’s fourth series, playing a younger version of Princess Diana, as the show documented her turbulent marriage to Prince Charles.
She has won critical acclaim for her portrayal of the late Princess Diana, but casting directors didn’t originally see her as the person for the role until they watched her play against auditioning actresses.
Foresight: Emma’s brother told her she’d work in the role after the release of the show’s second season in 2017, but she ‘was at university at that time and I was like, “In my wildest dreams”‘
Emmy-winning casting director Robert Sterne revealed recently to Elle that the tense lunch between Princess Diana and Emerald Fennell’s Camilla was used as an audition scene for the latter role, with Emma only serving as a stand-in reader as Diana.