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    “She’s Mesmerizing”: Elizabeth Debicki On Portraying Princess Diana On ‘The Crown’

    The fifth season of Netflix’s period drama ‘The Crown‘ dropped on the streamer recently. It has mostly received positive responses from critics. One of the main highlights of this season, which takes place in the 1990s, was the portrayal of Princess Diana by Elizabeth Debicki.

    The fifth season focuses on Diana and her relationship with the monarch as well as her husband Prince Charles. In a recent interview, Debicki talked about what it was like to portray the late princess. Let’s find out in detail what the actress had to say.

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    Elizabeth Debicki On Playing Princess Diana On ‘The Crown’

    Princess Diana
    Princess Diana

    Debicki has received widespread appreciation for her portrayal of the late Princess Diana in the fifth season of Netflix’s ‘The Crown‘, which dropped on November 9.

    In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Australian actress said that she had auditioned for the second season but didn’t land a role. However, the makers saw “something Diana-y in that audition.”

    She said that “just on a human level, I found it all fascinating, I found the stories fascinating, I found the fact to be so much stranger than fiction, often, in this period of the ’90s of their lives.”

    Also, the effect that Princess Diana has on people when you watch her and when you listen to her, she has that effect on me, we all have that feeling towards her. She’s so mesmerizing and watchable. I loved doing that, I loved learning, trying to learn who she is, and get as close to it as I could. So it wasn’t like a task. It was sort of like a joy. But it was a lot of work at the same time.”

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    How Did She Prepare For The Role?

    Elizabeth Debicki

    To prepare for the role, the ‘Tenet‘ actress watched several interviews and clips of Lady Diana to get the style right. She also read about the late princess.

    When asked about the previous depictions of Diana, Debicki said: “I think one of the things that’s lovely about The Crown is that because somebody’s played your part before you, it’s a kind of lovely leveler in a way.”

    She further added, “They’re all so different, and neither is right or wrong. And they’re all just an interpretation, and so I guess that’s probably where I put it in my brain.”

    The actress also talked about the most challenging scene in the show. “In particular, there’s a scene with Imelda in episode eight, where Diana goes to tell the Queen that she’s done the Panorama interview. And there’s this sort of turning point in that scene, which I just found devastating. … But I also love my job. When something is the most challenging, it’s also the most satisfying as an actor“, she explained.

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