Netflix stars answer Queue’s questions about creativity and craft.
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The actor who plays Diana Spencer in The Crown takes her turn answering Queue’s Q’s.
Queue: What inspired you to pursue a career in acting?
Emma Corrin: I fell in love with Helena Bonham Carter in A Room with a View when I was little. I watched that film so many times. I actually tried to recreate it in the playground of my school. I asked if my friends wanted to do a version of it with me. They did not. But I think I just got the bug from that.
What was your first role?
EC: My first role ever in my life was as Toad of Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows when I was about eight or nine years old.
Can you share an interesting fact or a story that you learned about Princess Diana while you were preparing?
EC: Well, I never realized that Charles dated her sister. Also, I don’t think I ever realized quite how young she was when she first met him — I think she was 16 years old. You see it in the series: She’s dressed as a tree. I loved finding out that she had a crush on him for so long before she met him.
Do you have a dream role that you would like to play?
EC: I would love to play Patti Smith in a film version of Just Kids. Don’t let on, guys. Make it happen.
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