Elizabeth Debicki, the acclaimed actress who portrays Princess Diana in Netflix’s hit series ‘The Crown,’ recently shared her apprehension upon reading the scripts for the sixth and final season. The season delves into the deeply emotional relationship between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, played by Khalid Abdalla.
While the season does not depict the tragic deaths of the couple, it does explore their intense romance leading up to the fatal car crash that claimed their lives in August 1997. Debicki, understanding the tragic outcome, admits that reading the scripts was a difficult and emotional experience, underscored by a deep responsibility to bring their story to life.
The actress was left devastated after reading the first four episodes, as the intensity of the emotions portrayed on paper resonated deeply within her. The weight of portraying such a beloved and iconic figure as Princess Diana was not lost on Debicki, and she felt a tremendous obligation to honor her memory.
Filming the scenes leading up to Diana and Dodi’s passing proved to be a harrowing and exhausting experience for Debicki and Abdalla, as they were constantly pursued by paparazzi, mirroring the intense scrutiny and intrusion the real-life couple faced. The constant attention left the actors feeling trapped and drained, but it also provided them with a genuine understanding of the magnitude of the situation Princess Diana found herself in.
Part 1 of ‘The Crown’ season 6 is currently available for streaming on Netflix. Fans can already witness Debicki’s remarkable performance as Princess Diana, with her uncanny ability to capture the essence of the beloved royal. Part 2 is set to debut on December 14th, allowing viewers to further explore the emotional journey of the characters and the historical events that unfolded during that tumultuous time.
As fans eagerly await the conclusion of ‘The Crown’ and its poignant portrayal of Princess Diana, Elizabeth Debicki’s admission of apprehension and deep emotional connection to the scripts only heightens the anticipation for this final chapter of the critically acclaimed series.