Elizabeth Debicki said she felt like audiences knew The Crown was “clear fiction” as she responded to criticism for the way certain storylines were portrayed.
The 32-year-old Australian actress will play Diana, Princess of Wales in the fifth series of the hit Netflix drama, which is scheduled to land on November 9.
Prior to the series’ release, former prime ministers Sir John Major and Sir Tony Blair insisted on their descriptions while Dame Judi Dench called for the addition of a disclaimer to each episode, saying it had began to tend towards “gross sensationalism”.
When asked if she felt defensive about the criticism in an interview with the Guardian, she said: “I don’t really. I understand what the program is and what it’s trying to do.
“I also understand the reaction to it. I think this is a time that has been told over and over again and will continue to be told, and I know how much care and respect people have in participating in these stories. “
In her mind, the actress felt the show was a drama, based on real events.
“I mean, it’s clearly fictional. I feel like the audience knows it, because there are actors, playing the part,” she added.
“I’ve never seen The Crown and thought, ‘this is a documentary’ or ‘this is clearly true’.”
Sir John recently wrote a letter to The Telegraph responding to the upcoming fifth series, which is expected to see Charles, played by Dominic West, cut short his holiday with Diana to hold a secret meeting confidentially with Sir John at Highgrove in 1991, where they discussed the possibility of overthrowing the Queen.
The former prime minister wrote that it “would be deeply hurtful to a family still grieving for the very man whose life made the drama”.
Charles is said to be trying to recruit Sir Tony as an ally to protect his future and pave the way for him to marry Camilla, shortly after the 1997 general election saw Sir Tony become prime minister. General Labor.
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A spokesman for Sir Tony told the publication: “It should come as no surprise that this is a complete and complete piece of trash.”
Last month, stage and screen veteran Dame Judi called for a disclaimer to be added to every episode of The Crown because she felt there was a risk “a large number of viewers” would consider Its events are historical facts.
Netflix added a disclaimer to the description of its latest trailer but stopped adding messages to the trailer itself.
It has described the show as a “fictional drama” in its press materials, on social media and on The Crown’s landing page on its platform.
For the upcoming fifth and final sixth season, Debicki will take on the role of Diana, whom Emma Corrin portrayed in season four.
The series will see her dramatize sensitive scenes including Diana’s divorce from Charles and the infamous Panorama interview with former BBC journalist Martin Bashir.
Debicki said that despite the sensibility of the role and knowing it would bring intense scrutiny for her, she was never reluctant to join the show.
“I went by instinct and I didn’t think too much. I’ve watched this show and loved it for years,” she said.
“I know I’m working with people who are incredibly smart and very sensitive about how they script and make decisions.
“So I never felt like I was jumping on unstable ground.”
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