The new season of The Crown may contain these morbid Princess Diana scenes
The crown has already raised questions about how it will handle Princess Diana’s death when the Netflix drama reaches August 1997 in its timeline. Just two months ago, Netflix clarified that the Pete Morgan– The series created will not “recreate the exact moment of the impact” in Paris that resulted in the Princess’s fatal injuries. But a new report suggests scenes following Princess Diana’s death could prove just as haunting.
Speaking of actors Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana in the fifth and sixth seasons of The crown, a source tells The sun this production “actually made Elizabeth climb into a coffin and pretend to be Diana dead. Viewers will see a French priest administering last rites to Diana when she is pronounced dead.”
A source who claims to have witnessed the filming of the scene and others also says medics are shown trying to rescue Diana after the crash. According to one person, Prince Charles (Dominic West) has a scene with the late king weeping over Diana’s open coffin, noting that one of her earrings is missing. Another scene reportedly shows Diana’s two sisters, also in tears, joining Charles for their deceased family member.
A source for Netflix has previously said that scenes dramatizing Diana’s death will be done with “the utmost respect and care.” vf reached out to Netflix for comment.
This October, a production source up The crown told Deadline that some crew members “felt some anxiety; a palpable feeling of being slightly nervous,” as they approached filming scenes depicting the events just before and after Diana’s death, “I mean, there’s a bombastic sensibility surrounding this thing.” The source added that Scenes will depict “the lead up” to the tragic car crash, including the vehicle “leaving The Ritz after midnight with paparazzi in pursuit, and then the aftermath as the British Ambassador to France springs into action with the Foreign Office and then the one that follows constitutional after-effects.”
The crown‘s final fifth season ended with Princess Diana receiving an invitation from Mohamed Al Fayed (Salim Daw) going on vacation with her sons, Wilhelm and harry, in St Tropez in July 1997 – just a month before Diana died in a car accident that also killed Al Fayed’s son, Dodi Fayed, and his driver, Henri Paul. That is expected The crownThe sixth and final season of will follow the British royal family into the early hours of the morning.
In an interview this week with vanity fair‘s Little Goldmen Podcast, which will stream after Christmas, Debicki said she recently wrapped filming scenes as Diana The crown‘s holiday break. “I tried to give a speech to the crew and mind you, it was quite an emotional scene [that we just filmed]. All these lovely men and women were standing there and I kind of thought I’m not going to cry but I just want to say thank you. I just really embarrassed myself, but I love her…it’s an extraordinary character to play and it’s an extraordinary space to occupy.”
Discussing eventually leaving the role of Diana, Debicki said, “It really saddens me the idea of it. I’ve definitely played roles where you end up thinking – because the role was very challenging or in a really dark place – you think I’m ready to just shut the door on it now. That is very different. I have so much love and respect for this character.”
In a separate interview with Dominic West, which will air after Christmas on the same episode, the actor teased that his character will suffer a falling out with son William, partly over the fatal accident.
“Peter expresses the anger that I think William really has for his father and against the world for what happened to his mother,” the actor said. “Charles doesn’t have it easy with his sons.”
Before the fifth season of The crown Airing in November, there was similar outrage over the portrayal of storylines involving “Tampongate” and Prince Philip’s relationship Penelope Knatchbull.
Speaking of reaction, Debicki said Vanity Fair, “I think it surprised us a bit because we have an understanding that what we’re doing is clearly drama, which is an interpretation of historical events.” Referring to Peter Morgan’s writing of the series, she added, “[He] hanging[s] the drama on these pegs of reality. Peter’s imaginary conversations we never get to hear…[But] The different perspectives made sense to me and it’s obviously a different phase The crown‘s retelling of the story that is very much alive in people’s memories and they [feel] a lot of responsibility about it. So I understand why it came out that way.”
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