- Emma Corrin takes on the lead role in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.”
- The actor opened up to Graham Norton about a particular scene where they “dance naked in the rain.”
- They joked about how their family and friends “coped” while watching their sex scenes.
Following their Golden Globe-winning turn as Princess Diana in the fourth season of “The Crown,” Emma Corrin is set to impress Netflix audiences once again in the upcoming adaptation of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.”
In the film, which is based on D.H. Lawrence’s seminal erotic novel, Corrin plays the lead role of Lady Constance Chatterley, who begins a torrid affair with her husband’s gamekeeper after her marriage turns sour.
While the new adaptation is sure to stir up a huge response from viewers, Corrin has said that filming the movie was the “most exhilarating thing I have ever done in my life.”
During their appearance on “The Graham Norton Show,” airing Friday in the UK, Corrin said they immediately agreed to do the film after receiving a script from filmmaker Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and reading a “crazy scene” where the two lead characters “dance naked in the rain.”
“When I got the script, Laure, our director was already attached and she is incredible, and there was a crazy scene where they both dance naked in the rain,” they explained. “For some reason, I was like, ‘Yes, sign me up!'”
Corrin went on to say that when it came to filming that particular scene, as well as the film’s many other intimate moments, they “didn’t have to fake anything.”
“I think certainly that it was the most exhilarating thing I have ever done in my life,” they continued. “In filmmaking, it is pretend, so it’s rare that you are actually in a situation where you are literally thinking and feeling exactly as your character would be.”
“Being completely naked in the Welsh countryside meant you didn’t have to fake anything, you were just feeling it, and it was quite amazing,” they added.
Asked how their family reacted to the film, the actor joked that “they all sat through it and all coped,” but that it was their flatmates that they were more concerned about.
Corrin said: “Weirdly, I felt more sorry for my flatmates having to sit next to my family while they watched it. But they are all still talking to me.”
In a recent interview with Variety, Corrin also opened up about their experience working on “My Policeman” with Harry Styles.
Corrin stars alongside Styles and David Dawson in the queer romance, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, and said they were “scared shitless” during their first scene with the “Don’t Worry Darling” actor.
In an interview with Insider, Dawson said that the trio’s first in-person encounter was in a sound booth, recording a song that their characters sing halfway through the movie when they’re drunk in a bar together.
He added to Variety: “We got around the piano and we had to sing for each other, and that was a really clever way of breaking the ice.”
Recalling the experience, Corrin said: “Like a recording studio which is Harry’s natural habitat, but we both were scared shitless.”