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Actor West: “It’s such a relief”


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“The Crown” was heavy on his heart. Dominic West said this in an interview with the BBC “Today Show”. The actor who portrayed Prince Charles in the Netflix series is relieved about the end - he no longer has to immerse himself in the world of the royal family.

"It's such a relief to be able to go back to the theater and not have to talk about the monarchy anymore," said West, who will soon be seen in the British theater production of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge."

When he was offered the role of Prince Charles, West was initially hesitant to accept it. But you don't reject a script from Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown, so easily. He said he was such a great writer and it was such a great series. There were also advantages to playing Prince Charles: “I loved playing along. I loved wearing the dresses. I loved driving the cars and I loved having people bow to me. It's an absolutely wonderful feeling.«

When asked whether he was worried about how the royals would react to the series, he replied: "I don't want to make their lives even more difficult." Basically, all reactions would calm him down. »I read all the reviews and spent two days in bed. So yes, I'm a sensitive soul, I worry about what people think."

The reviews of the sixth and final season were not only bad in Great Britain - the appearance of Princess Diana's ghost after her death in the Netflix series in particular caused controversy.

For all fans of the series who are not happy about the ending like West: From February 7th, props from “The Crown” can be auctioned off at the London auction house Bonhams – for a good cause.