Taking on the role will be newcomer Emma Corrin. “Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer,” Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown, told the Hollywood Reporter. “As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation. “Beyond excited and honored to be joining The Crown for its fourth season,” Corrin said in a statement. “I have been glued to the show since the first episode, and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal.
Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles, played it coy about specific Charles and Di plots in the upcoming season but did reveal he thinks it’s going to be awesome. “You’re going to meet Diana in the next series, and I won’t tell you the specific plots and things, but it’s been a real treat," he told InStyle. “Emma Corrin is playing Diana, and playing her unbelievably well, and it’s terrific.
That could all change as the fourth season explores his relationship with Diana. “I was so pleased that most of the feedback has been people saying, ‘Oh my God, I feel so sorry for Prince Charles, that poor boy. ’ Because I’m now going to strip that right away,” the actor told InStyle. “The only thing I’m interested in is the nuance.
Here's your first glimpse of Princess Diana in "The Crown" 👑 https://t.co/PZR0VeKJn5— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 20, 2020