The new season of The Crown is set to drop on Netflix this Sunday will feature a number of changes. The show will take place in a whole new era with a brand new cast, honing in on events that took place in the period of 1964 to 1977. One of the new cast members is Josh O’ Connor, set to play the young Prince Charles. Now, the star has spoken out about the role at the show’s world premiere.
The Crown has come under fire before for its portrayal of the Royal Family over the years, and the new season is set to tackle yet more controversial storylines.
It has already been revealed that the show will tell the untold love story of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles (played by Emerald Fennell).
While The Crown is based upon real historical events within the Royal family, some of the storylines are heavily dramatised.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media at the world premiere, the actor spoke out about his new role, and how similar his character will be to the real Prince of Wales.
He said: “I was a big fan of series one and two so stepping into this felt like a really exciting step for me.
“I learned so much from working with such an inspiring group of actors, role models for me. From day one they made me feel safe.”
However, he did warn fans not to take the upcoming plot too seriously, reminding viewers the show is fictional.
“Ultimately it’s just not a real.” He added.
“She was a young woman who fell in love with someone. And it’s a story I think that maybe hasn’t been told – the kind of story before his marriage [to Dianna, Princess of Wales]. So I hope that I have done a good job.”
Fans who have seen the trailer for the new outing will know the Prince of Wales is set to struggle this season.
The Prince is advised not to turn his back on true love, but this proves to have a number of complexities.
Despite the upcoming drama this will entail in the show, Emerald has remained firm that the Duchess will now be vilified in the portrayal of events.
With the relationship being so controversial, the actress did reveal she is “nervous” about how the new series will be received, but reminded viewers the show is fictional.
She added: “The great thing about the show is that it is history. but it’s Peter Morgan’s imagining of it”.
“I think that everyone understands that it is fictionalised but also that everyone is a real person and they’re very careful to make sure that all the characters are so well rounded.”
The Crown season three will be released on Netflix on November 17.