by Jake Kanter | Deadline | February 26, 2021
Prince Harry has become one of the first major royals to pass comment on The Crown after the show has grown into a cultural phenomenon for Netflix.
In an interview with James Corden on CBS’s The Late Late Show, the Duke of Sussex admitted that he has watched Left Bank Pictures’ lavish series, and said it provides a window on the pressures that come with being a British royal.
In genuinely revelatory exchanges, Prince Harry told Corden: “They don’t pretend to be news. It’s fictional. But it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate, of course not, but loosely it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that.”
And as for who Prince Harry thinks should play himself, his answer was Damian Lewis — despite the fact that the Homeland and Billions actor is 14 years his senior. When Harry suggested the fellow redhead, Corden replied that the Homeland star was a “great shout.”
“I think Damian Lewis as you and me as William, that’s casting,” Corden said, with Harry sarcastically replying: “It’s not great casting, but it is casting.”
In the video below, fast forward to about 8:00:
And Josh O’Conner, who plays Prince Charles on The Crown season 4 also approves of Harry’s choice! In the video below, fast forward to about 4:35: