The Crown: Emma Corrin pushed producers to depict Princess Diana’s struggle with bulimia

‘If we were trying to depict bulimia in an honest way, we had to show it,’ said the actor

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 10 November 2020 11:53
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Emma Corrin has revealed that she asked the writers and producers of The Crown to accurately depict Princess Diana’s struggle with bulimia.

Corrin will play the late Diana in the forthcoming fourth season of Netflix’s hit royal drama.

Speaking to the Radio Times alongside co-star Josh O’Connor (who plays Prince Charles), Corrin said: “I felt that if we were trying to depict bulimia in an honest way, we had to show it.”

“Otherwise it’s a disservice to anyone who has been through that. Diana was very candid about her experience, I so admire that.”

The actor added: “I don’t buy that anyone has a healthy relationship with food. These days there’s so much pressure, especially with social media, to be a certain way.”

Corrin as Diana in ‘The Crown’

It was previously reported that the bulimia storyline has prompted the series to feature sensitivity warnings at the start of several of its episodes.

The series’ producers worked in collaboration with an eating disorder charity to ensure that the subject matter was handled appropriately.

The fourth season of the crown sees Olivia Colman return as Queen Elizabeth II, while Helena Bonham Carter, Tobias Menzies and Gillian Anderson also star.

The entire series will debut on Netflix on Sunday 15 November.

To contact Beat, you can call the charity’s helpline on 0808 801 0677, the studentline on 0808 801 0811 and the youthline on 0808 801 0711. You can also contact the charity via its one-to-one web chat here.

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