After winning the part of Prince Charles in The Crown, Dominic West didn’t think he was right to play. He felt that it would be too hard for him to portray a real-life person and not an actor playing them on screen. While some agree with his opinion, others said they thought it wasn’t fair because he won the role off merit rather than just being close enough in talent or looks.
Dominic West, who played Prince Charles in the Crown season 4, didn’t think he was right to play the role. He said that it wasn’t a “natural fit” for him.
In the forthcoming season of The Crown, Dominic West will portray Prince Charles. (Photo courtesy of Getty)
Because he ‘didn’t look anything like him,’ Dominic West thought he wasn’t the appropriate candidate for the role of Prince Charles in the forthcoming season of The Crown.
Josh O’Connor, who played the heir in the third and fourth seasons of the popular Netflix series, handed over the reins to the Downton Abbey star.
Dominic will reprise his role as Prince Charles in the fifth season, which will premiere on Netflix in November. Imelda Staunton will replace Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II.
While Dominic is set to feature in the drama, he has recently revealed that he had reservations about taking on the part.
‘It’s rather disturbing since I didn’t look anything like him when I glanced in the mirror,’ he told the Daily Mail.
‘I kept warning the producers that they had the incorrect person in the lead role.’
Dominic West did not believe he resembled Prince Charles (Picture: Netflix)
‘However, they clarified that this was not an exhibition of impersonations.’
‘However, it was challenging since this is a genuine person who is well-known and well-recognized.’
Josh O’Connor was originally cast in the role of Prince Charles. (Image courtesy of Alex Bailey/Netflix/PA)
Imelda Staunton will succeed Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II (Netflix/Alex Bailey).
The planned series will follow the breakup of Prince Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana (who will be portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki) and his following liaison with his first love, Camilla Parker-Bowles, before his divorce.
Following the death of Princess Diana in a fatal automobile accident in August 1997, Prince Charles went on to marry Camilla; however, it is unclear if this would be included in the play.
Filming for the new series started early this year, with Dominic and Elizabeth taking up the lead roles.
Princess Diana is played by Elizabeth Debicki, and the similarity is remarkable (Picture: Netflix)
After Emerald Fennell’s portrayal of Camilla in the last season, it is yet to be announced who will play her this time around.
Last year, writer Jemima Khan, a close friend of Princess Diana’s, announced that she had joined The Crown to assist write the scripts for the next episodes.
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She has subsequently withdrew her participation and asked that her name be deleted from the credits, stating that the events leading up to Diana’s death were not portrayed as’respectfully or compassionately’ as she had intended.
Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, also disclosed that he turned down The Crown’s request to shoot at his family’s Althorp estate, telling Breakfast, “Actually, to be honest, I don’t watch The Crown so I simply said: “Thank you but no thank you.”
In November 2022, Netflix will release a new season of The Crown.
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Dominic West didn’t think he was right to play Prince Charles. He said that the show’s writers were “out of their depth” and they “don’t know what they’re doing.” The next season of the crown is coming out on Netflix in 2019.
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