Netflix series The Crown star Elizabeth Debicki offered insights into the profound impact of Queen Elizabeth's death on the narrative and the surprising discoveries she made about the iconic Princess Diana.
In a prelude to the release of the first part of Season 6 on Thursday, the 33-year-old actress shared with PEOPLE that the Netflix hit drama depicting the British royals has instilled a fresh sense of "empathy" for the family since its start in 2016.
Debicki exclusively stated, “It’s been a long journey people have had with the show, and I think it's one of the beautiful things The Crown has been able to do, is open up in this imaginary way, the very private lives of these public figures and create this huge empathy, I think, for the audience to experience in regards to characters that you may not have known so much about before.”
She went on to say, “I'll say personally, the loss of the Queen was an enormous sadness. She was a pinnacle, and I think she's much missed and much loved in my adopted country and around the world as well.”
The Australian actress also said, “So everybody's intention has always been to sort of tell the stories as authentically as we can and make these people as human as possible, make the characters as human as possible.”
While remembering Diana’s death, she continued, “I came into this experience of playing the role very naive. I didn't know a lot. I kind of had a kind of imprint in terms of who this person was, and I always imagined her as just this kind of extraordinarily beautiful princess and humanitarian figure.”
Debicki further said, “I did a lot of research for this role. I probably spent about a year doing research and that just filled in all these pieces and made me have such deep, deep respect and love for this person who I didn't know so much about.”
She mentioned, “The battle that she went through in terms of media, public perception. I didn't know things about the divorce and how difficult all of that was for everybody in the family.”
Elizabeth Debicki also highlighted her extraordinary sense of humour, her lasting legacy, and the philanthropic of Princess Diana.
The Crown series will conclude with the release of the second part on December 14, unfolding across six episodes. The final chapter is anticipated to bring closure to various storylines.
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