Crown star Josh O’Connor has ‘no interest’ in Royal Family despite playing Prince Charles

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Crown star Josh O’Connor has admitted that he still has ‘very little interest’ in the royal family, despite playing Prince Charles for two seasons of the Netflix hit.

The English actor, 30, admitted that he had ‘absolutely not’ watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey and ‘doesn’t feel bad about it’.

Speak against GQ, he added that he has a ‘great fondness’ for the Prince of Wales as a person because of all the research he did before he played the role.

“I think I find it very difficult to pin the real royal family to The Crown. They feel so far removed, ”O’Connor told the publication. And actually, I had no interest in the Royal Family before doing The Crown. And I have very little interest now! ‘

Crown star Josh O'Connor has admitted he still has 'very little interest' in the royal family, despite playing Prince Charles for two seasons of the Netflix hit

Crown star Josh O’Connor has admitted he still has ‘very little interest’ in the royal family, despite playing Prince Charles for two seasons of the Netflix hit

O’Connor, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Charles, also seemed to confirm that his successor The Affair star is Dominic West – and joked that he would ‘laugh at him’ if the 51-year-old approached him for advice.

He added that while he has said in the past that it is ‘brilliant’ he no longer has to play the future king, that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy it.

‘I absolutely loved it. But the reason I wanted to be an actor is to play different people, ”he told GQ.

‘Playing that character has brought me a lot of fun. But it’s lovely to get out and say, “Great. Now give it to Dominic West” … But if Dominic West came to me asking for advice, I’d laugh at him. I’d say, “Stupid! You’re Dominic West!” ‘

O'Connor, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Charles, also seemed to confirm that his successor The Affair star is Dominic West - and joked that he would 'laugh at him' if the 51-year-old approached him for advice.

O'Connor, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Charles, also seemed to confirm that his successor The Affair star is Dominic West - and joked that he would 'laugh at him' if the 51-year-old approached him for advice.

O’Connor, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Charles, also seemed to confirm that his successor The Affair star is Dominic West – and joked that he would ‘laugh at him’ if the 51-year-old approached him for advice.

The English actor, 30, admitted he had 'absolutely not' watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey and 'doesn't feel bad about it'

The English actor, 30, admitted he had 'absolutely not' watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey and 'doesn't feel bad about it'

The English actor, 30, admitted he had ‘absolutely not’ watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey and ‘doesn’t feel bad about it’

Earlier this month, it was announced that West has been cast as Lothario Dudley Wrangel Clarke – a World War II spy known to be surrounded by women dubbed ‘Dudley’s Duchesses’ – in the new BBC One drama SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Last October, the married West was spotted riding a scooter and caught kissing actress Lily James, 31, while on a trip to Rome.

A source said The sun of Dominic’s casting: ‘Viewers might think that Dominic was being typed in roles based on what happens in his private life. Signing up for Rogue Heroes comes after he was asked to play lovemaking Prince Charles in Netflix blockbuster The Crown. ‘

Shooting for series five of The Crown begins this summer, with Imelda Staunton taking over from Olivia Colman as the queen. Speaking of the scripts, the shows’ production designer Martin Childs gave little more than to say they are ‘really good’ and ‘juicy’.

Royal correspondent Michael Cole predicted that the series, which is expected to cover Diana’s relationship with Dodi Fayed and her death in August 1997, will feature plenty of “dramatic material and startling revelations.” The show has already received a lot of criticism for the firm’s ‘twisted’ portrayal, portraying Charles as insensitive and selfish and his mother the Queen as cold.

Earlier this month, it was announced that West has been cast as Lothario Dudley Wrangel Clarke - a World War II spy known to be surrounded by women dubbed 'Dudley's Duchesses' - in the new BBC One drama SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Earlier this month, it was announced that West has been cast as Lothario Dudley Wrangel Clarke - a World War II spy known to be surrounded by women dubbed 'Dudley's Duchesses' - in the new BBC One drama SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Earlier this month, it was announced that West has been cast as Lothario Dudley Wrangel Clarke – a World War II spy known to be surrounded by women dubbed ‘Dudley’s Duchesses’ – in the new BBC One drama SAS: Rogue Heroes.

In his GQ interview, O’Connor revealed that he has not yet received the Golden Globe he won for Best Actor in a Drama TV Series in the post, and hopes it doesn’t end up in another flat because he’s about to going away for work.

Now read the full Josh O'Connor feature online at GQ Hype

Now read the full Josh O'Connor feature online at GQ Hype

Now read the full Josh O’Connor feature online at GQ Hype

The actor, who will star in an upcoming film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with Jessie Buckley, spoke of his concerns about the impact of the global pandemic on mental health.

O’Connor, who actively campaigns for the charity Mind, said he has been “ concerned ” about his own mental health and that of the nation, and that he fears Covid is pulling people further apart because of our increasing reliance on technology to communicate.

Speaking of filming Romeo and Juliet during the pandemic, he talked about how the cast would be tested for Covid twice a week and had a three-hour “ intimacy window ” when they received their results, in which they could film kiss scenes.

He added that rehearsal was challenging, with Buckley – who has known O’Connor for nearly 10 years – often replaced by stand-ins and sometimes a pillow.

Romeo & Juliet will air on Sky Arts on Sunday April 4 at 9 p.m.