Emma Corrin was “high as a kite” when shooting scenes for ‘A Murder at the End of the World’.

Elizabeth Debicki and Emma Corrin cover Variety (photo by Mary Ellen Matthews)

Elizabeth Debicki and Emma Corrin cover Variety (photo by Mary Ellen Matthews)

The 28-year-old star – who identifies as non-binary and uses gender neutral pronouns – was excited to get the script for the series and realise they were in every scene, but the gruelling schedule eventually took a toll and they had to work even when in pain, with a doctor administering a steroid injection to ease their discomfort.

Speaking to Elozabeth Debicki for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Emma said: “I don’t regret it for an instant. I wouldn’t change it. But it was a lesson learned in hubris.

“When I read the script, I remember thinking, ‘This is great. This character is in every single frame.’

“And then six months into the shoot, where I had to be there physically and well enough to do my best, it was a lot. There were moments where your body, it catches up with you.

“My wisdom teeth started coming through — super helpful. My jaw was swollen, and I was in so much pain. But they were like, ‘Our hands are tied. If we can’t shoot with you, we miss a day of filming.’

“They got this doctor who turned up with this dodgy briefcase, and he was like, “I’m going to give you a steroid for the pain. Just turn around.” He shot me in the bum. It was great. I was high as a kite.

“And the scene where me and Alice Braga are on a snowmobile, we were reshooting it against a green screen. And I was convinced I was being attacked by bees. Utterly convinced.”

Emma portrayed Princess Diana in seasons three and four of ‘The Crown’ before Elizabeth took over the role for the final two series, and they praised their successor for her portrayal of the late royal.

Emma said: “A lot of what I had to deal with in Season 4 was not playing the end, pretending I didn’t know what was going to happen. It was hard not to.

“In your scene, just before the accident, Diana and Dodi have the most honest conversation that I’d witnessed her having in the series so far.

“[And] I remember really forgetting. That’s a testament to how well you did that.

” It was this breakthrough that they had that led to such a feeling of hope. What happened afterwards destroyed me.”

For the full interview, visit https://variety.com/2024/awards/news/elizabeth-debicki-emma-corrin-playing-diana-the-crown-1236021961/

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