- 'The Crown' season six is here
- It deals mostly with Princess Diana
- THIS scene almost broke her
The latest installment of the binge-worthy series has fans clutching their pearls and reaching for the tissues as it delves into the ill-fated romance that was cut short by a cruel twist of fate. The first four episodes of the final season are a rollercoaster ride of emotions, depicting the blossoming love between Diana and Dodi, only to be smothered by the relentless media and the iron grip of Dodi's father, Mohamed Al-Fayed (Salim Daw), and his empire-building ambitions.
Netflix was very true to life
"It was really important for us to create that sense for the audience," Debicki spills in a heart-to-heart with 'The Hollywood Reporter', revealing the depth of the couple's connection before their untimely demise. In a creative twist that has royal aficionados gasping, 'The Crown' offers a fictional yet soul-stirring closure between Diana and Prince Charles.
In the haunting episode 'Aftermath,' Diana's spirit consoles Charles posthumously, expressing a love that was as deep as it was painful. "Having the opportunity as the character to say the thing that I feel I probably wanted to say inside that character for two seasons just absolutely destroyed me," Debicki confesses, leaving viewers in a puddle of feels.
Episode one showcases a Diana brimming with life, a stark contrast to the turmoil that shadowed her in previous seasons. "It was really a joy," Debicki reflects, emphasizing the importance of portraying Diana's happiness with her children.
The chemistry between Debicki and Abdalla is undeniable, bringing a sense of calm and joy to Diana's world that fans can't help but root for, despite knowing the tragic end.
The aftermath: a royal goodbye!
'The Crown's' season six part one culminates in a scene that's as devastating as it is beautiful. Diana and Charles' post-mortem conversation, a raw and unfiltered exchange, is a testament to the actors' talent and the show's ability to touch the hearts of its viewers. "It felt so real," Debicki shares, highlighting the authenticity of the grief portrayed on screen.
Debicki says that Netflix’s hit drama inspired by the lives of the British royals drew a new "empathy" for the family since its debut in 2016.
"It’s been a long journey people have had with the show, and I think it's one of the beautiful things 'The Crown' has been able to do, is open up in this imaginary way, the very private lives of these public figures and create this huge empathy, I think, for the audience to experience in regards to characters that you may not have known so much about before," Debicki told 'People' magazine.
"I'll say personally, the loss of the Queen was an enormous sadness. She was a pinnacle, and I think she's much missed and much loved in my adopted country and around the world as well," adds the actress. "So everybody's intention has always been to sort of tell the stories as authentically as we can and make these people as human as possible, make the characters as human as possible."
'The Crown' paused production when the monarch died at age 96 in September 2022, and showrunner Peter Morgan told 'Variety' he was then compelled to change the show’s ending.
As fans eagerly await the release of Part 2 on December 14, The Crown has once again proven its ability to captivate and move its audience with its blend of historical drama and creative storytelling. Don't miss the chance to witness the royal spectacle that has the world talking!