The Crown’s Emma Corrin on letting her leg hair grow: ‘I’m recently single’

‘I haven’t done it before because I’ve been in a relationship,’ says actor

Olivia Petter
Monday 16 November 2020 08:24 GMT
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Emma Corrin has opened up about her changing relationship with body hair and explained how she has been growing out her leg hair.

Speaking to Glamour, the actor, who plays Princess Diana in Netflix’s historical drama, The Crown, explained how she had wanted to grow it out for a while.

“I've been meaning to grow it for quite a few years, but I'm recently single,” she said. 

“I haven’t done it before because I’ve been in a relationship and I guess I had been programmed to think that I should probably shave for the benefit of both parties. But f*** it – I don't really want to shave! I realised, ‘why did I ever bother?’ 

"It's been quite an underwhelming realisation of, there's no drama in it. It's just there. I'm hoping it’s on the path to becoming normal and it never has to be a thing you notice.”

Elsewhere in the inteview, Corrin revealed she was hospitalised while filming season four of The Crown.

The actor explained how they were filming in Spain at the time and she had been unwell for a while. 

“I’m asthmatic and I had been ill for a while with a bad cough,” she recalled. 

“I had to film a scene in a freezing-cold swimming pool, with the kids playing William and Harry. 

“It was honestly the hardest scene to film because I was genuinely keeping myself alive treading water, and also keeping five-year-old ‘Harry’ alive, as we found out he couldn’t swim!”

Corrin explained how she and the rest of the cast were supposed to be flying back to the UK that night, so they went to a hospital to collect some antibiotics for her on the way to the airport.

“The doctors gave me an oxygen test and said, ‘We cannot let you go because your oxygen levels are so low,’ so I was hospitalised,” she added. 

"I remember the nurses, figuring out what I was filming and saying, ‘We know you're playing Princess Diana, would you like us to put a cardboard bag over your head so no one recognises who you are?’ in broken English!”

The new season of The Crown debuted on Netflix on 15 November.

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