The Crown has finally found its Princess Di. The regal Netflix series announced today that actress Emma Corrin has been cast for the highly-anticipated role of Lady Diana Spencer. She will make her debut as the late royal in the show’s fourth season, rather than the upcoming Season 3, which is reportedly due to premiere this year.
“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 Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice!”
The star also celebrated the news on Instagram, saying she’s “over joyed, over the moon and incredibly honoured ❤️” to join the cast.
The Crown‘s newest addition is a fresh face amongst a cast of big stars like Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II), Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret), and Gillian Anderson (Margaret Thatcher). At the time of writing, Corrin has only about 60 followers on Instagram, but that’ll surely change as she takes the screen to portray one of the world’s most famous and beloved royals. She’ll also soon make her film debut in the upcoming project Misbehaviour, and is set to appear in Epix’s Batman-inspired series, Pennyworth, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown, praised Corrin in her new role, telling THR:
There is no release date for the show’s fourth season yet.
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