Emma Corrin, Who Portrayed Princess Diana on ‘the Crown,’ Asserts That the Royal Was in Many Respects ‘Queer.’


Emma Corrin, who played Princess Diana in 'The Crown,

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Emma Corrin, who portrayed Princess Diana on “The Crown,” stated that the royal was gay “in so many ways.”

The British actor, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, will co-star with Harry Styles in the forthcoming Amazon Prime film “My Policeman.” In season four of “The Crown,” the actor portrayed the late Princess of Wales and became a household celebrity.

Corrin, 26, portrayed Diana’s early, difficult years in the royal family following her 1981 marriage to Prince Charles on the Netflix series.

The season explored Diana’s relationship with Charles and the beginning of her eating issue.

In a conversation with Lotte Jeffs for The Sunday Times, Corrin discussed how they view Diana in light of the upcoming fifth season, which is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on November 9.

In the interview, Corrin stated that “in many respects, Diana was extremely gay” due to her status as an “other” inside the royal family and her lifelong love of “outsiders.”

Emma Corrin, who played Princess Diana in 'The Crown,

Jeffs made the remarks after noting that Corrin and Kristen Stewart are two LGBTQ performers who have assumed the role of Diana. Stewart portrayed Diana in Pablo Lauran’s 2021 biography “Spencer,” which gained worldwide praise.

Elizabeth Debicki will reprise her role as Princess Diana in season five of “The Crown.”

Netflix tweeted a statement from Debicki, 32, in August 2020, when the casting announcement was announced, in which she described the opportunity to portray the late princess as an “honor.”

“Princess Diana’s spirit, words, and deeds live on in so many hearts,” she remarked. “It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of this excellent series, which has held my attention since episode one.”

In the forthcoming season, Debicki co-stars with Dominic West, who replaces Josh O’Connor in the role of Prince Charles.

Corrin was asked about Debicki’s portrayal of Diana during an interview with The Sunday Times.

“She’s wonderful, but we haven’t really discussed Diana much,” Corrin remarked. I believe she is aware that I am available if she ever has a question.