This was a fact Olivia Colman didn’t know until she sat down to interview Emma after filming wrapped.
Emma said, “I hesitate to tell that story because it almost sounds too insane to be true. There’s this theme throughout my life of Diana cropping up. It doesn’t feel ordinary.”
Right after graduation in 2018, she started the process of auditioning for The Crown Season 4.
Emma’s mom is a speech therapist and helped her prepare. She said, “No matter what Diana is saying, it kind of goes down at the end. It’s like a sadness.”
Emma recalled Benjamin Caron, one of the directors and executive producers, turning to her and saying, “Will you be our Diana?”
Emma recalled her conversation with Patrick, saying, “[He] said that she was so funny and so happy so much of the time – I loved that.”
Emma explained, “They wrote to each other a lot of letters, especially at a time when Diana had fallen out with the rest of the royal family. She and Philip stayed in touch…I think he genuinely did feel sympathy for her as an outsider, because I think he had felt like that too.”
Emma also said Harry hasn’t watched her dog since and revealed she got a hilarious text from him while he was watching her dog that said, “He won’t stop farting. Is this normal?”
Emma recalled Benjamin Caron telling her, “You and Diana are going through a very similar thing. You’re going to suddenly be in the public eye, in a role that everyone has had their eyes on. You will be in the newspaper and you’ll be papped. Anything you feel about it, be it fear or excitement or nervousness, be aware of it because that’s exactly how she would have been feeling.”
She explained, “Learning ballet at 24 is the worst. It’s almost impossible. It’s one of those things you need to learn [as] a kid.”
They ended up having to film the scene twice because Emma was mouthing the lyrics to “Do You Believe,” but they didn’t have to rights to the song and knew it would have to change.
Emma explained, “I’m asthmatic and I had been ill for a while with a bad cough. We were meant to be flying back that night to the UK [from filming in Spain], so we went past a hospital to get me antibiotics. The doctors gave me an oxygen test and said, ‘We cannot let you go because your oxygen levels are so low,’ so I was hospitalized.”
Also her favorite Diana outfits are actually from the early episodes because she loved the eclectic sweaters and the yellow overalls.
Emma continued, saying, “I just couldn’t believe it. I feel like that was a huge moment.”
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