Emma Corrin: My West End gig as Orlando was a celebration of weird fun
Emma Corrin described the production of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando in the West End as a “celebration of eerie joy”.
He is the actor who played Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown, currently starring at the Garrick Theatre, directed by Michael Grandage.
Corrin, who identifies as non-binary and uses the pronoun surname/surname, begins the play as a young Elizabethan court boy before becoming a woman who lives for hundreds of years.
They told Elle UK magazine: “I think it’s a great book that teaches you a lot about identity and love – all the fundamental questions we ask ourselves.
“(The adaptation) is really a tribute to the stage as well as a tribute to joy and weird love and all that.”
Corrin said they would “like” if the novel returned to the school curriculum after director Grandage told them he must read it when he grows up.
I need to feel safe and I need to feel connected with the people I’m talking to or working with every day.Emma Corrin
The stage and screen actor, who recently starred in Lady Chatterley’s Lover and My Policeman, says filmmaking is all about “experience”.
They added, “It doesn’t matter how good the scriptwriter is, it doesn’t matter how good the director is. If you don’t have each other, if you don’t have a sense of community, it can be difficult.
“You really feel supported by people, like they support each other and that’s a great thing.”
“I need to feel safe and I need to feel connected to the people I’m talking to or working with every day,” Corrin added.
Elle UK also spoke to Bafta nominees Michael Ward and Daryl McCormack, who have appeared on independent digital covers.
The March issue of the magazine goes on sale from February 2.
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