The Crown's Emma Corrin slams calls for 'warning' on Netflix show and says it's 'very clearly' fiction
THE CROWN'S Emma Corrin has slammed calls for a 'warning' on the Netflix show which is 'very clearly' fiction.
Emma, who plays a young Princess Diana in the popular drama, made her comments following murmurings from government that a disclaimer is needed.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden praised the royal drama as a "beautifully produced work of fiction", but said viewers could be in danger of mistaking it for fact without a warning at the beginning of each episode.
"It is very clearly a dramatised version of events," said the 25-year-old during a chat with Variety and their iHeart Radio podcast The Big Ticket.
"This is fictitious in the same way people don’t mistake Succession for what actually happened with the Murdochs."
Although she added: "I also understand [the request] comes from a place of sensitivity and protectiveness of the Royal Family and Diana."
The fourth series of The Crown, which was released on Netflix earlier this month, portrays Diana's eating disorder and Prince Charles' affair with the then Camilla Parker Bowles.
As her marriage to the heir to the throne crumbles, Diana, played by Corrin, is seen violently vomiting into a toilet on multiple occasions.
But some scenes – including the false suggestion that the affair between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles continued throughout his marriage to Diana – have been invented.
Just last week Josh O’Connor – who plays Prince Charles – also slammed the calls for a disclaimer, accusing Mr Dowden of delivering a "low blow" to the arts.
O’Connor, 30, told the Los Angeles Times: “We were slightly let down by our culture secretary, whose job it is to encourage culture.
“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.”
O’Connor said he believed viewers understood that some of The Crown was fiction.
He said: "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.”
Netflix has so far refused to tag any sort of disclaimer on to the show.
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