Not one of the best night time for the precise British royals was it? Earlier than the Golden Globes began, CBS dropped their first teaser for Oprah’s unique with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which is all they’re speaking about within the media in England at the moment, after which through the Globes, The Crown principally swept all its classes successful Greatest Drama, Greatest Actress (Emma Corrin), Actor (Josh O’Connor), and Supporting Actress (Gillian Anderson). Keep in mind, that is for the Diana season. That is the season folks have been ready for. And that is the season so many individuals had been pressed about. You’ll recall, after Netflix launched season 4 of The Crown again in November, there was every kind of angst about whether or not or not it was fiction, whether or not or not it was honest, that the Queen and her household had been depicted as insensitive assholes who didn’t help Princess Diana and threw her underneath the bus.
And now they not solely have to have a look at all these headlines concerning the present dominating on the Globes however a renewed curiosity within the season…and the NEXT season, which can proceed to discover the Diana storyline, proper as much as the purpose of her loss of life. Which, you understand, her son Harry simply alluded to within the Oprah interview when he talked about “historical past repeating itself”. No person wants an explainer there. Simply as no one wants an explainer for what Emma Corrin meant when she thanked Diana for what she taught her:
As a result of whereas Diana might have been difficult and positively not faultless, all these years later, that’s not the mythology. The mythology is that she was an angel – and whereas The Crown definitely doesn’t depict her as an angel, the story they inform about how remoted she was, how unembraced, definitely fuels the a part of the mythology that the royals did her soiled. And, a lot to the actual royals’ chagrin, they simply obtained rewarded for it…the timing couldn’t be worse.
We’re heading into per week the place speak of Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview goes to be limitless. And Hollywood simply gave us a refresher on the “historical past repeating itself”. Typically, when exhibits and films win issues, folks watch them, or they re-watch them. There are going to be folks over the following few days chasing a primary watch or a re-watch of season 4 of The Crown with Oprah’s two-hour particular on Sunday. And given how intelligent Netflix’s social media workforce is, and we all know they’re conscious of all of the handwringing that was taking place a couple of months in the past over the present, I wouldn’t be stunned in the event that they trolled the royals – once more – with some artistic promotion linking the sequence to Harry and Meghan’s interview. It’s going to be a wild week.
By the best way, this tweet cracked me up: