The Prince Charles scenes in The Crown Josh O'Connor hated filming

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

We've been counting down to this weekend for months. No, not because of the John Lewis Christmas advert (though that too), but because season four of The Crown finally drops on Netflix.

While Gillian Anderson takes on the new role of Margaret Thatcher and we get to see Princess Diana portrayed by Emma Corrin, the likes of Olivia Colman will return for their second series of the Netflix original.

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Photo credit: Netflix

Also returning is Josh O'Conner, reprising the role of Prince Charles for the fourth instalment. In a new interview with MailOnline, the actor revealed there were some scenes he hated filming for the new series, namely because of the friction between his character and Diana.

In one scene, Charles confronts Diana over their unhappy marriage - a moment that actress Emma recently revealed left her feeling a little scared during filming. "I felt awful," Josh says of the scene. "I tend to keep myself to myself, especially on days where it's that kind of emotional scene.

"Emma and I get on very well. But on the day, they go, 'Action!' — and I scream in her face. All I want to do is give her a hug and say, 'I'm so sorry.'"

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Of the difference between their relationship on screen and off screen, Josh continued, "I'm quite a happy-go-lucky person. But I take acting seriously. I think it's helpful to stay light and playful in your everyday life; but on set and on stage it's about focus."

We are really excited for this. The Crown season 4 is based on the real life events of the royal family between the years of 1979 and 1990, which includes Prince Charles and Princess Diana's engagement and wedding to their first tour, as well as Diana's battle will bulimia and the marriage starting to break down.

The Crown s4 drops on Netflix on Sunday 15th November.

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