Diana actress had to lie dead in an open coffin
“The Crown” scene shocks Brits
Scenes related to Princess Diana’s death are currently being filmed for the Netflix series “The Crown”. These shock onlookers on set. Because the actress must lie in an open coffin.
Elizabeth Debicki is currently in front of the camera for the sixth season of “The Crown” as Princess Diana.
Sarina BosshardEditor People
The Netflix series “The Crown” causes horror. The sixth season is currently being filmed. Particularly sensitive: It deals with the fatal car accident of Princess Diana (1961-1997), played by Elizabeth Debicki (32), and her funeral. Onlookers have reported shocking scenes to “The Sun” in this context. Diana is shown in an open coffin.
“They actually had Elizabeth climb into a coffin and play dead as Diana. Viewers will see a French priest administer last rites to Diana as she is pronounced dead. King Charles III (74), then still a prince, entered the room in tears. In his hysteria he noticed that Diana was missing an earring. “That’s all he can focus on as grief envelops him.”
Actors felt uncomfortable during filming
The onlooker is particularly concerned about Diana’s sons, Prince William (40) and Prince Harry (38): “Princes William and Harry have never seen their mother dead in a coffin and should not have to see it. Neither should the British public.”
Crew members are concerned that the writers and producers have gone too far in their quest for ratings. A viewer said: “Everyone felt very uncomfortable filming. This is obscene and should not be broadcast.” Netflix has previously emphasized that the “exact moment” of the accident will not be shown.
Viewers on set described another controversial scene. Debicki as Diana lies on a table in a Paris hospital, surrounded by paramedics. «They hired real surgeons for the scenes. Nurses can also be seen surrounding the lifeless body. There’s blood everywhere – on the surgeons’ gowns and gloves and on the door,” a viewer told The Sun, adding, “There were conversations on set between cast members who were clearly upset at what was being asked of them .»
“It’s sick, sick, sick”
People from Diana’s environment are also shocked. Her friend Simone Simmonds (62) stormed: “It’s sick, sick, sick. Can they sink any lower?” These scenes are not entertainment, but “just scary”. Ken Wharfe, Diana’s former bodyguard, said William would find the scenes “disgusting” and Charles would be “appalled”.
The Netflix series has repeatedly caused controversy over the past five seasons. Most recently, “The Crown” was criticized for mixing facts and fiction.