Played by Jessica Aquilina in the series The Crown, Sarah Ferguson offered her help to the producers in the development of her character. Her offer was nevertheless declined by Netflix.
It’s one of Netflix’s biggest hits. Since its launch on November 4, 2016, the series The Crown, which follows the life of Elizabeth II, from her marriage in 1947 to the present day, has been an incredible success on the American platform. Consistently followed by millions of viewers, it even goes so far as to seduce some members of the British royal family.
In an interview with James Corden last January, Prince Harry said he was “much more comfortable with The Crown” than with the tabloids. “It’s a fiction, but a fiction based on the truth,” said the Duke of Sussex. An opinion shared by Sarah Ferguson, who confessed to be conquered by the series in the columns of US Weekly. “I thought it was beautifully shot. The cinematography is excellent. And I really liked the way they told my wedding,” she confided, also in January.
Played by Jessica Aquilina, the Duchess of York is so impressed by Peter Morgan’s work that she even offered to help him. In an interview with Town and Country, she told of contacting American producer Andy Harries to offer her services to the production as a royal consultant. “I told him, ‘Why don’t I help you develop my character,'” she revealed. However, her offer did not convince the production team, which did not follow up.
The Crown: season 5 expected in 2022
It must be said that Sarah Ferguson is rarely mentioned in The Crown, the series being mainly focused on the characters of Elizabeth and Philip, as well as on the journey of their son, Prince Charles. The Duchess of York only appeared in two episodes of season 4, in which her marriage to Prince Andrew in 1986 was mentioned. The fifth season of The Crown is expected in 2022. The role of Elizabeth II, played by Olivia Colman in seasons 3 and 4, will be taken over by Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter). Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki will replace Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin in the roles of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.