Elizabeth Debicki has a message for The Crown's critics 3 months ago

Elizabeth Debicki has a message for The Crown's critics

"I respect people’s points of view and I, being an actor in the show, understand the nature of what the show is."

Ahead of the release of season five of The Crown, Elizabeth Debicki has shared her response to some of the criticism.

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Debicki plays the late Diana Spencer in the show, after taking the role over from Emma Corrin, who played the Princess of Wales in season four.

Despite the fact that the series hasn't been released yet, many fans have expressed concerns over how it may handle sensitive events regarding Diana, including her tragic death and her relationship with the British media.

The Crown, which describes itself as a "fictional dramatisation inspired by real events" has faced accusations of sensationalising the lives of the British royal family.

Debicki, for her part, has requested that critics "move on".

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In an interview with Radio Times, she said: "I respect people’s points of view and I, being an actor in the show, understand the nature of what the show is.

"It was always very clear to me that one can never know what happens behind closed doors and that a writer is interpreting what may have happened.

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She added: "Now the disclaimer is up there, we can maybe stop talking about it and move on. If that’s helpful for certain people, so be it, and now the conversation can be returned to the creative endeavour of what the show is."

Last week, it was reported that The Crown would recreate Princess Diana's controversial interview with Martin Bashir on Panorama. It was later determined that the BBC covered up "deceitful behaviour" used by Bashir to secure the interview. Last year, Prince William called for the episode of Panorama to never be shown again, and said that it was a contributing factor to his mother's fear and isolation.

Series five of The Crown lands on Netflix on 9 November.