‘The Crown’ creator says ‘we were never interested’ in exploring how Princess Diana died in final season

Los Angeles: When tackling the final season of the popular royal drama ‘The Crown’, creator Peter Morgan took extra care to handle certain stories, mainly, Princess Diana‘s tragic death.

After previously revealing that the show would not be showing the car crash that killed the princess, Peter opened up more about Season 6 of the show and its handling of the late royal’s passing, saying that it was never his intention to explore how Princess Diana died or the conspiracies surrounding her death, reports Variety.

“This was never going to be a story about how did she die? The police inquiry sorted all that out. We were never interested in that. It was always about, what was the impact on the family before and after her death? What was the truth of the nature of her relationship with Dodi Fayed?” said Peter.

Elizabeth Debicki, who returns for a second season to portray the late princess, was also present for the LA premiere, where she channeled Princess Diana while sporting a black Bottega Veneta dress that resembled her iconic “revenge dress.”

The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star said tackling the story in Season 6 was “unusual territory” due to the “historical blueprint” of the royal tale, which made her feel a duty to live up to the “huge responsibility” of doing it “beautifully and honestly.”

“It’s a tricky conversation to have because you can’t say something like, legacy because it’s not – it’s an intelligent drama. But at the same time, we know that we’re dealing with an audience’s blend of real life memory and then an invention in the television show,” Elizabeth said.

“We did tread with as much respect as we possibly could have had – and that I know for sure. So, I’m glad because when I watched it back, I realised what a serious thing it was to make.”

Also explored this season is the relationship between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, the Egyptian film producer and son of billionaire Mohammed Al-Fayed.

Portrayed by Khalid Abdalla, Elizabeth says working with ‘The Kite Runner’ alum was “so easy” as they told Peter’s version of the famous relationship.

I would honestly say I wasn’t sure what it was going to be before we started,” she said.

“There was this real sense of relief to find a sort of human that you just like to be around, which is what everybody’s looking for in life. I think we know our interpretation together was to portray a relationship where two people, under really unusual circumstances, fall into a realisation that this person makes you feel good about yourself and that’s worth sort of chasing.”

IANS

JP Dutta, Vidhu Vinod Chopra feted with prestigious Raj Kapoor Awards

Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker J.P. Dutta, who has made films such as 'Border', 'LOC Kargil' and 'Refugee', was conferred with the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan Raj Kapoor Award for his exceptional contributions...

Aamir Khan visits late ‘Dangal’ actress Suhani Bhatnagar’s family in Faridabad

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who was last seen in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, recently paid a visit to Faridabad, and met the parents of late ‘Dangal’ actress Suhani Bhatnagar. Suhani...

‘Shaitaan’ trailer lifts curtains on a family’s harrowing weekend with mysterious stranger

Mumbai: The trailer of the upcoming Ajay Devgn, R. Madhavan and Jyotika-starrer film 'Shaitaan' was unveiled at a multiplex in the Juhu area of Mumbai on Thursday. It offers a...

Varun, Janhvi to star in love story ‘Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari’

Mumbai: Actors Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor, who have worked together in the film ‘Bawaal’ in 2023, will once again be seen sharing screen space in the upcoming film ‘Sunny...

Nothing announces Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as new brand ambassador

New Delhi: London-based consumer technology brand Nothing on Thursday announced Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as its new brand ambassador. He will be the face of Nothing smartphones and will be...

Salman bats for Celebrity Cricket League, says it unites the film fraternity

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who will be attending the opening match of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) Season 10 in Sharjah, feels the cricket jamboree is one of the occasions...

From Shahid-Mira to Varun, Ananya: Celebs in Goa for Rakul-Jackky nuptials

Mumbai: As the wedding ceremony of the Bollywood couple Rakul Preet Singh and Jackky Bhagnani inches closer, several celebrities from the Hindi film industry were seen arriving at the Goa...

Ameen Sayani, the voice of radio’s golden era, passes away at age 91

Mumbai: Ameen Sayani, the iconic radio personality, passed away at the age of 91 due to cardiac failure. He suffered a heart attack on Tuesday evening after which he rushed...

Seema Biswas-starrer ‘Political War’ trailer clocks 15 lakh views in 24 hours

Mumbai: The upcoming film ‘Political War’, helmed by Mukesh Modi, has been creating a huge buzz as the film’s trailer has gone viral, clocking 15 lakh views and numerous likes,...

Kiara Advani joins Ranveer Singh in ‘Don 3’

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kiara Advani, who was last seen in the film 'Satyaprem Ki Katha', has come on-board for the third instalment of the action-thriller film 'Don'. The film also...

TV actor Rituraj Singh passes away due to cardiac arrest

Mumbai: TV actor Rituraj Singh passed away at the age of the 59 in the wee hours of Tuesday. The actor was discharged from the hospital after he was admitted...

Rakul, Jackky nuptials kick off with sundowner haldi near Goa’s Arossim beach

Mumbai: Bollywood star couple Rakul Preet Singh and Jackky Bhagnani’s wedding festivities have begun with their Haldi ceremony in Goa. According to a source close to IANS, the couple, who...

Read Previous

Alia Bhatt says Kareena Kapoor Khan takes her work seriously, not herself

Read Next

Men’s ODI WC: SWOT Analysis of India and New Zealand ahead of their semifinal clash

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com