07 November 2020 04:31
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.