In the popular Netflix series, Dominic West, who plays Prince Charles, acknowledged that it has “always courted controversy the closer that it’s getting to our times.”
Actor Dominic West of The Crown has responded to the criticism that season five has brought, calling the royal drama “imaginative speculation” and recommending that those who disapprove read documentaries instead.
At the London premiere of the new season of the popular Netflix series, West, who plays Prince Charles, told Sky News: “It’s a drama, imaginative speculation in a way.
There are many documentaries available to see if you don’t want to see what a brilliant dramatist has imaginatively constructed. I watched every documentary that has ever been made about my character.
Approximately two months after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, season five is back on television.
The actor is assuming the part of Prince Charles in the 1990s during the new King’s delicate transitional era.
Due to the time leap in the show, recent TV viewers are exposed to ancient controversies.
“I believe that many people’s emotions have undoubtedly been aroused by the Queen’s passing, but this is a production that has always courted controversy the more contemporary it becomes.
Everyone has very strong beliefs, we all have memories from that era, and I believe viewers are ultimately open to having those opinions questioned or validated in any manner that may be possible.
The story jumps through time with a special emphasis on Diana, covering everything from tell-all novels to poisonous relationships, power struggles, and that Panorama interview.
Elizabeth Debicki was given the challenging role of portraying one of the most scrutinized characters in history during the most controversial period for the Royal Family.
According to the actress, the show’s depiction of Charles and Diana’s divorce is “fair to both parties,” according to Sky News.
The extremely human aspects of the plot can potentially be understood, empathized with, and connected to in every great drama, in my opinion.
Imelda Staunton takes up the role of the central character, an older version of Queen Elizabeth II, after Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.
When Staunton learned of the Queen’s passing during filming, “that evening I was inconsolable,” she claimed.
“I was shocked by my response. After that, I reflected on how close I had been living with her for the last 2.5 years.”
Without having watched the series, Sir John Major and Sir Tony Blair have criticized their participation in it. Staunton said her priority has been to block out any outside distractions.
“I don’t read newspapers and I’m not interested in what’s happening because we’re still filming…they’re going to say what they’re going to say, we still have to do it, it’s still going to be on tomorrow, and I think the public, my hope is that they will feel, in a way, a little bit of comfort from being with this family for a little longer,” she said.