‘ The Crown‘ met the audience with its 4th season and continues to be the most spoken and beloved series on Netflix. Josh O’Connor gave details on his understanding of Prince Charles and how playing him for 2 seasons changed his view of the royal family.
Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin are among the most interviewed names of recent times. One of the topics Josh O’Connor spoke about in his last interview was that he had no thoughts about Prince Charles before he started on ‘ The Crown’ because he was not interested and engaged with the royal family.
Therefore, he never really thought too deeply about Prince Charles. However, he made it clear that after he started learning about him he thought Prince Charles was an incredible man and has done lots of brilliant things.
Here’s what he stated:
“Well, not very interesting because I suppose I was just disinterested. I wasn’t engaged in it in any way. I hadn’t thought too much about Charles apart from in the periphery, he was ever present as the entire royal family are, but I never really thought too deeply about him.
Now, of course, I think about him regularly and I think he’s an incredible man and has done lots of brilliant things, but certainly at the time, yeah, I was maybe just not aware so much.”
Moreover, he elaborated on the topic of how his ideas have changed about Prince Charles and the royal family. The actor, who admitted that the characters in the series were fictionalized versions, explained that although he didn’t have many different ideas, he started to feel empathy for his character and his difficulties.
Finally, Josh O’Connor stated that he still remained skeptical about the royal family as a structure but he has a huge respect for him as a person.
Here’s what he stated:
“I think it’s changed it greatly. It is a funny one because ultimately we are working with invention. They’re inventing these characters and they are fictionalized versions of history.
In some ways, I don’t feel any differently except that I think inevitably when you play someone, your job as an actor, we work in empathy and we have to feel that empathy for those characters.
I suppose, yeah, I’ve got a lot more time for him. I understand his difficulties. I think he’s done an incredible job talking about the environment for so long. We used to laugh at him with regards to the environment.
Now, we realized that he was right all along. I think they’re an incredible bunch of individuals, but I still remain skeptical about the royal family as a structure and that hasn’t changed as such. Yeah, I’ve a huge respect for him as a person.”
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