The Crown actor Prince Andrew is not afraid to address the rumored misconduct of the disgraced royal, he said.
ames Murray plays the Duke of York in the fifth season of the Netflix series. Andrew was stripped of his military service and royal patronage earlier this year, after Virginia Giuffre brought a US civil lawsuit against him for sexual assault – claims he claims We always deny.
In March, he paid a financial settlement to Giuffre believed to be worth up to £12m.
In a new interview with DiversityMurray said he enjoys playing “polar” roles.
“My thoughts were, ‘Wonderful, great,'” Murray said when he learned he had received the controversial prince role.
“This is going to be very interesting.”
“The material is amazing.
“And apprehensive about what is happening to Andrew in the press? Not really, because the first thing to do is to divorce myself from all that and treat it as white noise and move on with the documents that were laid out in front of me. I am honored and honored to be given this role. And it’s fun to play it. “
Diversity asked Murray how he would react if host Peter Morgan decided to dramatize Andrew’s friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the alleged acts that stem from it.
“I mean, don’t judge me on this, but I quite like playing roles that are challenging or polarizing, or definitely scenes that can divide audiences, because I think that’s what’s interesting.” I said.
“And I think, from an actor’s point of view, in my career, when I’ve been given scenes that are shocking or divisive or are going to be controversial or reactive, those are hilarious scenes. But I know it’s not for every actor.
“So if I was given those scenes, or indeed if those scenes appeared in Season 6, I would love them. I will enjoy them,” he added. “Because we’re making a TV series, not a documentary. So from an actor’s point of view, it’s a pleasure to play.”
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In an interview with The IndependentMurray, 47, says it’s not “as challenging as you think .” [to empathise with Andrew]. “
“We’re not dealing with Andrew, who’s been in the news a lot lately, in season five we’re dealing with a young man going through marital conflict.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/the-crowns-prince-andrew-actor-says-he-would-relish-acting-out-disgraced-royals-alleged-misdeeds-42142050.html Prince Andrew’s actor says he would be ‘enjoyed’ acting out the alleged misconduct of the disgruntled royal