6 Things You Should Know About Emma Corrin, The Crown's New Princess Diana
Behold, a princess has been chosen!
Or at least, the actress playing Lady Diana Spencer, one of the world's most iconic monarchs, in critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown has.
She's none other than Emma Corrin, a Hollywood newcomer who's sure to make a lasting impression after this opportunity of a lifetime.
Netflix announced the news on Twitter, ending years of intense anticipation.
Viewers of the show have been at the edge of their seats since The Crown's timeline had creeped closer and closer to the arrival of Princess D in the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and her family—an event that forever changed the British monarchy and left the world in awe of one woman's compassion and humility.
There was no way that the show's fans would settle for anyone less than perfect to play their beloved Diana.
Show creator Peter Morgan was meticulous in the casting process as he knew that the role was a crucial one, and after months of searching, he decided on Emma who's more than aware of the weight she now carries on her shoulders.
"Overjoyed, over the moon and incredibly honoured ?? what a project to join," Emma wrote on Instagram to confirm the news.
The caption accompanies an official photo with a quote from Emma expressing her desire to "strive to do her justice," referring to breathing life into Princess Diana's timeless legacy.
The fresh-faced actress has a long way to go until we see her make her big debut, and until then, we're happy to get to know her better.
Here's everything you need to know about Emma Corrin:
Beauty and talent
According to Peter Morgan, Emma fits the bill not only because of her resemblance to Princess Diana, but because of the "range" and "complexity" she's able to project onscreen as well.
Emma's fanbase is growing fast. She had less than a hundred followers on Instagram when the news broke, and as of this writing, she's gained over 1,500 more.
Though The Crown will be Emma's biggest project by far, she's worked on other shows and films like period series Grantchester, dramatized history flick Misbehaviour, and a short film called Alex's Dream.
Aside from acting, Emma has also done a bit of modeling work in the past.
As a fan of The Crown herself, Emma knows that not all who watch it or know of it (including the British royal family itself and its closest connections) agree with how royals are interpreted. It's safe to say that the young actress has willingly taken on the responsibility of bringing Princess Diana's life to the small screen despite the many controversies surrounding it and the challenges in portraying them.
Just as the life of late Princess of Wales unfolded, Emma is quickly transforming from a relatively anonymous face into an internationally recognized star. The decision to choose a new face was deliberate, in this sense.
Emma will make her debut on The Crown in its fourth season scheduled to air next year. She will be playing Diana during her early years as a royal, reportedly between the ages of 18 to 22.
Photos from @emmalouisecorrin