Emma Corrin never planned on auditioning for Diana, Princess of Wales

Jessica Davis
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Emma Corrin never expected to officially audition for the role of Diana, Princess of Wales, in The Crown. As we all now know, the acting newcomer went onto secure the part and will make her debut as the late royal on Sunday evening when season four airs.

The new season is expected to document some big historical moments and will see the introduction of Diana, Princess of Wales and Margaret Thatcher. Ahead of the new series, Colman (who plays the Queen) and Corrin sat down to chat about the show and how Corrin landed the her role.

"When people were auditioning for Camilla, they wanted someone to read in Diana's part," she explained.

"So it really came out of nowhere and you never expected to audition for Diana?" asks Colman, surprised.

"No," replied Corrin, who went on to describe her favourite costume - the famed wedding dress. The gown was made in a fabric that didn't crease because Diana's real dress, which was made using silk, creased very easily. Colman also mentioned that they used bedsheets during rehearsals as a replica.

"The obvious answer is the wedding dress," she said. "It was a freaky day... no one had me in seen it. I was changing behind these big oak doors and when I opened the doors, everyone fell silent and whispered for the entire of the shooting. It was very strange."

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