The cast of Crown Season 5 share their excitement ahead of its premiere (Photo Credits – A still from Crown)
As Season 5 of “The Crown” gears up to launch, top-billed actors including Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Price, Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki, the royals, the roles and their anticipation for the audience at a press conference gathered at the conference. to watch the show.
Staunton, who plays Olivia Colman to Queen Elizabeth II, said she is feeling “excited” for the season to release on Netflix on Wednesday, reports Variety.
“It’s a working week for me, I’m filming [season 6] morning,” she said. “But I think we’re very excited because I think we’re extremely proud to be a part of it, but also proud of what we’ve done in this fifth series,” The Crown actress said.
“I do the second thing,” said Price, who plays her husband Prince Philip in The Crown Season 5, a role she inherited from Tobias Menzies.
“I haven’t seen it all, unlike a lot of journalists around the world, but I look forward to seeing how well I did,” he quipped.
The actors also talked about how it felt to be involved in the long-running series, in which the entire cast is replaced every two seasons.
“We’re kind of riding on their wave of success,” Staunton said of the show’s crew, which includes the production designer, costume, and makeup departments. “I mean, I was doing a scene yesterday and I can’t tell you the detail that went into giving me breakfast, it was absolutely extraordinary. And [in] Every department, nobody’s going, ‘Oh that’s fine. They will not see it.’ Nobody does this. It must be exactly the nth degree. And that’s one part and then, of course, (showrunner) Peter Morgan examines the emotional part — that’s another area. But the dress, the makeup – it’s all just top drawer and at the same time we want to live up to that and serve it well. ,
Leslie Manville, who plays the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret (taking over from Helena Bonham Carter in the last two seasons), said: “You start, you’re on your own, (you have) this character. Got to build and the baton is being carried forward.”
“So you do all that homework yourself, but then in the last three or four months to start shooting, it’s all of those layers that get added with these fantastic departments. And for me, I’m starting to see Margaret. When I started working with hair and makeup and wardrobe.
Price said having the entire cast fresh was also helpful.
“I think it would be really difficult if you were the only one to be in a long-running series. But we get a sense of support from each other.”
Elizabeth Debicki, who steps into the iconic shoes of Princess Diana (previously portrayed by Emma Corinne), admitted she was “definitely” nervous when she landed the role.
“The show feels like a huge responsibility,” Debicki said. “It took me a while to realize that you’re bringing your own interpretation of this person to Peter’s interpretation. But then people watching the show come in with this kind of attachment and memory and sense of ownership, even over these characters, Not only from the people who’ve played them before, but also from their living memory and their history. So you’ve got to leave a kind of space for that, and it’s a kind of dance between all those things. And it’s a beautiful The process is there, but it is also very challenging.”
Johnny Lee Miller, perhaps better known as Sherlock in ‘Elementary’, said that having grown up in a “very socialist household”, he initially pre-conceived his character, Conservative Prime Minister John Major. especially in their 20s. During the administration of Major in the early 1990s.
“At the time, as a young man, as a young man, we thought we knew who John Major was and what he was about and he had a lot of shock back in the day,” Miller explained.
“The more I learned about him, the more I started liking him and we had a lot in common. We are from the same part of the world. We both went to state grammar schools. We had theatrical parents. So I had all these things in common. I am [like] ‘Oh my god,’ and then the more you learned about the work he did, the more my respect for him grew in a big way.”
“That’s what you’re trying to do, really — what no one is trying to do — when you’re playing what you’re doing: you’re trying to get someone to like you, you fall in love. Trying to be with them,” Miller explained. “So there is always a fascinating journey. And especially with someone I feel really, really misunderstood, and whom I respect a lot.”
Dominic West, who played Prince Charles at one of the lowest points of the royal’s popularity with the British public following his divorce from Diana and revelations of his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, said he hoped his portrayal of Charles would give audiences an impression. Will give new experience. About the man who is now their emperor.
“It was a divorce, and there are always two parties to a divorce,” West said of Charles’ split.
“I think the audience has seen and heard one or the other and hopefully there’s a little bit of perspective now and I hope everyone gets a fair trial. I think that’s part of the reason for doing so. And I obviously love that guy and i’ve never heard it so well as johnny just about you falling in love with a character but really you do and inevitably You take their side or you give them the benefit of the doubt and I hope that’s when people see Charles on this.
When asked why, among many of Europe’s royal families, British royals inspired such fascination, the cast discussed the enduring popularity of their real-life counterparts. Miller joked “because they’re the best” while West lightly suggested that it was because he had “the coolest clothes.”
“Obviously, the world sees them at public events and all the pomp and beauty that goes with it,” said the The Crown actor.
“But European royal families don’t have the same lifestyle. I mean, they mostly live as ordinary people, use public transport and have jobs. Not ours. Their job is the royal family. There’s a kind of mystery in that. Is.”
West said the Queen’s state funeral two months ago also served as a helpful reminder of why British royals occupy a unique place on the global stage. “We saw it at the Queen’s funeral,” he said, referring to the pomp and grandeur.
“Nowhere in the world does a theater do this.”
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