The Crown’s Emma Corrin channels Princess Diana in an oversized cream and red shirt as she boards a boat to soak up the sights in Venice
- Actress, 24, donned a stylish red and cream printed jacket as she enjoyed dinner in Venice with a male companion
- Emma is set to play Princess Diana in the fourth series of The Crown, which will be released on Netflix in November
- She recently revealed she got to know Diana ‘like you would a friend’ during filming for the series
The Crown star Emma Corrin appeared to be taking inspiration from her character Princess Diana as she stepped out in Venice.
The actress, 24, donned a stylish red and cream printed shirt as she jumped on a boat to travel through the canals.
Emma is set to make her debut as the late Princess Diana in the fourth of series of Netflix‘s The Crown in November, which will document the early days of her romance and eventual marriage to Prince Charles.
Gorgeous: The Crown star Emma Corrin appeared to be taking inspiration from her character Princess Diana as she headed out in Venice
Emma opted for a laid-back look as she donned an oversized cream shirt with a contrasting red print by Bode, which is typically priced at $450 (£352).
The young star teamed the look with thigh-skimming cut off shorts and chunky heeled shoes as she headed out for the day.
Emma carried her essentials in a slouchy cream cross-body handbag, and was later seen out for dinner with her male companion after changing into blue flared jeans.
Exciting: The actress has taken on the role of the late Princess (pictured in 1989) during the early days of her relationship and marriage to Prince Charles for The Crown’s fourth series
Low-key: Emma opted for a casual cream and red printed shirt as she boarded a boat for a ride along the canals after heading out of her hotel
Close: She was seen chatting to a pal as she headed out for the day in thigh-skimming cut off shorts
Pals: Emma was then joined by a mystery male companion as they strolled through the city together in the evening. She is visiting Italy during the 77th Venice Film Festival
Casual: Keeping her mask to hand, Emma chatted to a staff member as she exited the hotel
The pair donned protective face masks as they headed out and about together in the city after enjoying a meal together.
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Emma is set to make her long-awaited debut as Princess Diana in The Crown’s fourth series, and recently spoke about the role of a lifetime while posing for a stunning shoot in British Vogue.
The Grantchester star said she got to know Princess Diana ‘like you would a friend,’ while discussing taking on the iconic role.
Emma also revealed that she needed 10 people to help get her into the ‘massive’ replica wedding dress.
Exciting: Emma is set to make her long-awaited debut as Princess Diana in The Crown’s fourth series, which will be released on Netflix in November
Candid: The Grantchester star recently said she got to know Princess Diana ‘like you would a friend,’ while discussing taking on the iconic role
No mean feat: Emma also revealed that she needed 10 people to help get her into the ‘massive’ replica wedding dress
She will portray Diana during the early part of her relationship with the Prince of Wales, before handing over the role to Elizabeth Debicki, for series five and six of the hit Netflix drama.
The Misbehaviour star explained how she developed a sense of ’empathy and understanding’ for the late princess.
She told the publication: ‘I feel I’ve got to know Diana like you would a friend. I know that sounds really weird, but I get a great sense of companionship from her.
‘I suppose, over time, you kind of start to patch together a sense of empathy and a sense of understanding. I love figuring people out.’
The young actress also recalled filming the first scene with Diana in her wedding dress.
Beauty: On the moment she tried on the dress for the first time, she said: ‘I walked out and everyone went completely silent. More than anything else I wear in the series, it’s so… it’s her.’
The original ivory silk taffeta wedding gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel was hand-embroidered with 10,000 pearls and featured a 25ft train.
Emma revealed that she had needed 10 others to help her put on the replica gown, and that the crew went silent seeing her in it for the first time.
She told the magazine: ‘The Emmanuels, who designed the original, gave us the patterns, and then it was made for me.’ David Emmanuel was a consultant on set.
‘We were filming the scene when you first see her in the wedding dress – I think it was Lancaster House in London – and I had a team of about 10 people helping me put it on, because it’s massive.
‘I walked out and everyone went completely silent. More than anything else I wear in the series, it’s so… it’s her.’
Keeping quiet: Emma also admitted that she had kept the role secret, but that some friends had correctly guessed her casting
The immense train of the original dress was famously creased when Diana arrived for the wedding, prompting Elizabeth Emmanuel to whisper to David: ‘Oh it’s creased. But when she came out of that carriage it was the most wonderful vision I’d ever seen.’
Emma also admitted that she had kept the role secret, but that some friends had correctly guessed her casting.
She said: ‘I didn’t tell anyone for a while. I love my mates but I think it would have got out.
‘My friends from school did this incredible thing, where they made me a scrapbook filled with all of the screenshots from our group WhatsApp, where I have said, ‘Oh my God, guys, I’ve been invited to read’.
‘Or a random conversation we’d had four years ago when I said, ‘Isn’t Diana amazing!’
Diana married Charles in 1981, and the couple welcomed sons William in 1982 and Harry in 1984. After separating in 1991, the couple divorced in 1997.
Emma’s casting was announced in April 2019, with The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan calling her ‘a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer.’
‘As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.’
Sensational: Emma’s casting was announced in April 2019, with The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan calling her ‘a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us’