The Crown’s Emma Corrin reacts to slating criticism over Princess Diana portrayal

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The Crown ’s Emma Corrin has divided critics with her portrayal of Diana, Princess of Wales in the hit Netflix show’s latest season.

But the gracious actress has revealed she knows not everyone is going to love her interpretation of the People’s Princess as her memory is still 'so raw' in the minds of Brits.

During an appearance on the Tamron Hall Show, Emma addressed reports that the Royal Family and even MPs aren’t happy with the dramatisation of Diana and Prince Charles in the show’s newly released fourth season.

Emma, 24, said: "I understand why people would be upset because this is history. And even with Diana, it's still very much fresh, everything that happens.

The gracious actress has revealed she knows not everyone is going to love her interpretation of the People’s Princess
(Image: Des Willie/Netflix)

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"So I do really understand if people would be upset."

Her reaction came after the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter branded the show “a hatchet job on Prince Charles and a bit of a hatchet job on Diana”.

Corrin was eager to reiterate that the popular series is fictional, although based on real life people.

"We approach these people that we play as characters, which is why it's such a joyous job because Peter [Morgan, the show’s creator] writes such rich and complex characters," she reminded fans.

Emma addressed reports that the Royal Family and even MPs aren’t happy with the dramatisation of Diana
(Image: Des Willie/Netflix)

Despite Emma’s admittance that she knows not everyone will like her portrayal, her performance as Diana has been praised as “the most accomplished and realistic” ever seen by none other than the Princess’ biographer.

Journalist Andrew Morton, 67, who penned the bestselling Diana: Her True Story in 1992, said Corrin's Diana is “more sophisticated than the actual princess” and “displays more feminine guile and cunning”.

“I think Emma Corrin's performance is far and away the most accomplished and realistic portrayal of Diana I have seen,” he said in a letter to Vanity Fair.

Her performance as Diana has been praised as “the most accomplished and realistic” ever seen by the Princess’ biographer
(Image: Des Willie/Netflix)

“Star quality… There have been many Diana depictions in movies and TV series over the years and they have always struggled with the wig. Not this time.”

Morton's compliments echo praise from Diana's former butler Paul Burrell, who congratulated Corrin for perfecting her “mannerisms and personality”.

He stunningly claimed on Lorraine this week that The Crown is a “true, fair and accurate” depiction of the princess as a “victim of people who didn't really care”.

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