'The Crown' Season 5: Elizabeth Debicki SLAMS critics for bashing Netflix series, tells them to 'move on'

Debicki's comments come a few days after some people started bashing the show for changing the Queen’s Annus Horribilis speech that she gave in 1992

'The Crown' Season 5: Elizabeth Debicki SLAMS critics for bashing Netflix series, tells them to 'move on'
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in a still from 'The Crown' Season 5 (Netflix)
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The Crown’ is undoubtedly one of the most controversial shows of this generation and the creators make sure that it keeps on getting more and more scandalous with each season. From Princess Margaret’s forbidden marriage to Princess Diana’s Bulimia struggle, the Netflix series has shown a fictionalized take on some of the most important moments in the history of the royal family. Every time a new season is announced and the details surface online, a certain section of people start complaining about the contents of the show and they wanted the show to add a disclaimer that it is a work of fiction. After five seasons, the makers have finally added the aforementioned disclaimer next to the show, but still, some people continue to target the show for not being authentic.

However, one of the stars of the show feels that have had enough of these criticisms and slammed the critics for complaining about the contents of the show even when a disclaimer has now been added. Elizabeth Debicki, who will be seen playing the role of Princess Diana in the show’s fifth season, didn’t mince her words while talking about all the criticisms that the show is getting for depicting some crucial moments of the British royal family in a new and unique way and revealed that people should now stop talking about it and move on.

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Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in 'The Crown' Season 5 (Netflix)
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in 'The Crown' Season 5 (Netflix)

While talking about the show, the Australian actor told Radio Times (via Daily Mail) that the disclaimer proves that the series is a work of fiction and should not be interpreted as fact. The actor also made it clear that people should now “move on” from that matter and look toward the “creative endeavor of what the show is.”

“I respect people’s points of view and I, being an actor in the show, understand the nature of what the show is. Now the disclaimer is up there, we can maybe stop talking about it and move on. If that’s helpful for certain people, so be it, and now the conversation can be returned to the creative endeavor of what the show is,” Debicki told Radio Times (via Daily Mail).

The actor also added that there’s a “huge amount of room for interpretation” in a show like ‘The Crown’ and believes that “it’s good drama” for everyone.

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Elizabeth Debicki attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating
Elizabeth Debicki attends The 2022 Met Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022, in New York City Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Her comments come a few days after some people started bashing the show for changing the Queen’s Annus Horribilis speech that she gave in 1992. It was reported that the makers were trying to rewrite history and damage the reputation of the monarchy. Meanwhile, a disclaimer has also been added to the latest trailer of ‘The Crown’ Season 5, following many complaints about the series.

The show sees Imelda Staunton playing the role of Queen Elizabeth II, while Jonathan Pryce will be portraying the character of Prince Phillip. Other actors to feature in the show include Debicki (Princess Diana), Dominic West (Prince Charles), Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret), Johnny Lee Miller (PM John Major), Flora Montgomery (Norma Major), Olivia Williams (Camilla Parker Bowles), Bertie Carvel (PM Tony Blair), and Marcia Warren (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother).

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Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown' Season 5 (Netflix)
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown' Season 5 (Netflix)

‘The Crown’ Season 5 premieres exclusively on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

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