Filming for Season Three of The Crown - starring Oscar-winning actresses Olivia Coleman as The Queen and Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret - has just finished. That means, planning and casting for the series fourth season is imminent, begging the question - who will be given the prestigious, and sought after, role of Princess Diana?
It seems like The Crown has begun its quest to find the perfect actress to portray the people's princess. The role of the late, tragic princess will definitely be no mean feat, and the reported casting call for Diana makes it clear that the demanding, emotional part will require someone special. According to The Sun, the show’s creator Peter Morgan is now casting for a “staggeringly talented young actress” to step into the shoes of the Princess of Wales.
Season Four will present the story of Princess Diana aged 18-22. The alleged casting call states: "We need a mesmerizing new young star with extraordinary range."
Somewhat controversially, the ad continues: “She has to play charming comedy, flirt and social exhibitionist on the world stage, desperate and lonely self-harmer at her lowest ebb and the kind of psychological intensity of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby.” Referencing the 1968 movie about a young girl who gives birth to the Devil's child.
So, who exactly could take on the role of Diana? Right now, speculation is on young British actress Florence Pugh, while Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton and Les Miserables' Ellie Bamber are also both rumoured to be in talks.
A TV insider revealed to The Sun: “Peter is not going to hold back on how Diana impacted the Royal Family, just as he didn’t when he wrote The Queen. It could ruffle a few feathers.”
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