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07 November 2020 04:31

Emma Corrin The Crown Diana, Princess of Wales

The Crown star Emma Corrin talks "immense pressure" playing Princess Diana

The Crown star Emma Corrin has said it is "terrifying and weird" when she is photographed outside her own home. The actress will play Diana, Princess of Wales, in the forthcoming fourth series of Netflix's lavish royal drama. Asked if she is prepared for the fame that comes with being in The Crown, Corrin told The Graham Norton Show: "I have been papped outside my house and I never see the photographers – it is a terrifying and weird." She also discussed the first time she thought she had been recognised by a fan, saying: "I went to the theatre with Helena Bonham Carter (who plays Princess Margaret) and so many people came up to her and tapped her on the shoulder to say how much they loved her work, and of course nobody knew who I was. Emma Corrin during the filming for the Graham Norton Show (So TV/PA) Corrin also said there is "an immense pressure" in playing Diana, adding: "She was so adored and because there is this sense from everyone almost of ownership, like they knew her, so I went into it with a huge sense of pressure." THE Crown's Princess Diana star Emma Corrin has branded her rise to fame 'terrifying and weird' after being followed to her home. The 24-year-old actress will make her debut as the young princess in the fourth season of the hit Netflix show later this month.

5 The Crown's Emma Corrin has found her rise to fame 'terrifying and weird' Credit: PA:Press Association Playing such an iconic person has garnered a lot of attention, and Emma admits it's been hard to adjust to at times. Speaking on tonight's The Graham Norton Show, Emma tells the host: "I have been papped outside my house and I never see the photographers – it is a terrifying and weird." She also recounts her first experience with a 'fan', recalling: "I went to the theatre with Helena Bonham Carter and so many people came up to her and tapped her on the shoulder to say how much they loved her work, and of course nobody knew who I was. "I then went to the theatre that evening with a friend and a person tapped me on the shoulder and I thought, 'Oh my god, this is my moment,' but she had only come over to tell me I had a label coming out of my jumper. 5 Emma plays Princess Diana in season four of the hit Netflix show Credit: Netflix 2020, Inc 5 Emma said she felt a lot of pressure taking on such an iconic person Credit: Netflix 2020, Inc 5 Emma speaks about the role on tonight's edition of The Graham Norton Show Of playing Diana, Emma adds: "There was an immense pressure because she was so adored and because there is this sense from everyone almost of ownership, like they knew her, so I went into it with a huge sense of pressure." Emma's co-star Josh O'Connor, who plays Prince Charles, is also on the show and is asked if he thought the Royal marriage was strange. 5 The fourth season will explore Diana and Prince Charles' marriage Credit: Netflix 2020, Inc The Graham Norton Show airs tonight at 10.45 on BBC One. The Crown's Emma Corrin has admitted feeling "immense pressure" over her role as Princess Diana in the Netflix series' fourth season.

Ahead of its return later this month, viewers eagerly await Emma's debut in The Crown, as the drama sets the scene for Queen Elizabeth's reign in the '80s – and the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. Speaking to The Graham Norton Show, Emma opened up about her fears of playing the 'People's Princess', admitting she went into filming "with a huge sense of pressure". Related: The Crown season 4 trailer offers new look at Margaret Thatcher Reflecting on Diana's unrivalled popularity with the British public, Emma added: "There was an immense pressure because she was so adored and because there is this sense from everyone almost of ownership, like they knew her." Emma isn't the only star of The Crown feeling the "pressure" of taking on such a well-known and beloved role. Related: The Crown star reveals what wearing Princess Diana's wedding dress was like The Graham Norton Show, featuring Emma and her co-star Josh O'Connor, Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Nicola Adams, and Jason Manford, airs tonight (November 6) at 10.45pm on BBC One. The Crown star revealed fans have been less likely to recognize her in public The Crown's Princess Diana is getting her own taste of life in the spotlight. Emma Corrin appeared on the Graham Norton Show (airing Friday in the U.K.) alongside costar Josh O'Connor, who plays Prince Charles in the Netflix drama, ahead of the show's season 4 premiere on November 15.

The actress, 24, is now getting attention from paparazzi — just like Princess Diana dealt with. While The Crown's new addition is being recognized by the media, it has taken longer for fans to catch on to seeing the actress in public. Corrin recalled going up to the theater with Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret. "So many people came up to her and tapped her on the shoulder to say how much they loved her work, and of course nobody knew who I was," she recalled. Image zoom Princess Diana; Emma Corrin in The Crown | Credit: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty; SplashNews.com Corrin then spoke of her first fan encounter — at least, that's what she thought: "I then went to the theatre that evening with a friend and a person tapped me on the shoulder, and I thought, 'Oh my god, this is my moment,' but she had only come over to tell me I had a label coming out of my jumper. Corrin said playing Princess Diana came with "immense pressure." "She was so adored and because there is this sense from everyone almost of ownership, like they knew her, so I went into it with a huge sense of pressure," the actress said. As is common practice with almost all professional websites, our site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality. How We Use Cookies Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use. Functionality Cookies.These are used to allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language) and provide enhanced features to improve your web experience. These cookies enable the site to function correctly and are used to gather information about how visitors use the site. This information is used to compile reports and help us to improve the site. Cookies gather information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors came from and the pages they viewed. Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. Our site uses [Google Analytics] which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. Google Analytics is Google's analytics tool that helps our website to understand how visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads Google shows. Learn more about Analytics cookies and privacy information. We might use your IP address and browser type to help analyze usage patterns and diagnose problems on this website and to improve the service we offer to you. But without additional information your IP address does not identify you as an individual. When you accessed this website, our cookies were sent to your web browser and stored on your device. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies. As it was previously mentioned, if you are not sure whether you want to allow the cookies or not, it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it interacts with one of the features you use on our site.