Netflix-original drama, ‘The Crown‘, has been on air since 2014, but the show recently caught the attention of a huge chunk of a new audience. Though the show already had a lot of fame and a massive viewership, it came into the spotlight when the UK culture secretary stated he will send them an official warning to add a ‘fiction’ disclaimer to the show. After Netflix rejected Oliver Dowden’s request, actress Emma Corrin aka Lady Diana Spencer from The Crown spoke in their support.
In an interview with Variety, the 25-year-old stated that the show is obviously a dramatized version of events. She also referred to the comedy-drama Succession and said that people never mistook the show for what really happened with the Murdochs.
It is very clearly a dramatized version of events. This is fictitious in the same way people don’t mistake Succession for what actually happened with the Murdochs. I also understand [the request] comes from a place of sensitivity and protectiveness of the royal family and Diana.
30-year-old English actor, Josh O’Conner, also spoke on the matter. He expressed his disappointment in the Culture Secretary and said:
We were slightly let down by our culture secretary, whose job it is to encourage culture.
He also added that the entertainment industry is struggling all around the world because of the pandemic and that the negative connotations are making things worse.
In my opinion, it’s pretty outrageous that he came out and said what he said. Particularly, in this time when he knows that the arts are struggling and they’re on their knees, I think it’s a bit of a low blow.
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