As we await the premiere of The Crown’s highly-anticipated third season, set to star Oscar-winning actress Olivia Coleman, news of a casting call for the Netflix hit’s fourth installment has fans starting to think ahead.
The third season of the royally good show won’t reach our screens until July, but with the fourth season confirmed to go ahead and the late Princess Diana slated to be introduced as a character, who will play her remains top of mind.
That being so, when The Sun reported that the series showrunner Peter Morgan was searching for a 18 to 22-year-old “staggeringly talented young actress” to play a “charming comedy, flirt and social exhibitionist on the world stage,” fans jumped to the conclusion that it was in reference to the role of the late princess.
However, what is quite peculiar about the casting’s description is that it also adds that the role is of a “desperate and lonely self-harmer at her lowest ebb and the kind of psychological intensity of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby.” Yes, the 1968 film that sees a young girl birth the Devil’s child.
As Morgan is looking for a “mesmerizing new young star with extraordinary range” to assume the role, sources have revealed to The Sun that he has no plans “to hold back on how Diana impacted the Royal Family, just as he didn’t when he wrote The Queen. It could ruffle a few feathers.”
While we are yet to find out just who is in the running to take on the rather pivotal role, Ladbrokes bookies are betting that Lady Macbeth’s Florence Pugh is in the lead to play the late princess, followed closely by Bohemian Rhapsody’s Lucy Boynton and Les Misérables‘s Ellie Bamber.
From Vogue Australia