Season 5 of The Crown tackles some of the Royal Family’s most troubled moments. The most controversial scene of the new episodes is, definitely, the “pad scandal”. Part of its 5th episode, the sequel shocked Netflix subscribers – but found a staunch supporter in the series’ cast.
“The 1990s. The royal family is facing what may be its greatest challenge yet: reasserting its continued relevance in Britain. With Diana and Charles locked in a tabloid war, the foundation of the family begins to crumble.”
In the new episodes, Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter) gives life to Queen Elizabeth II. The cast also includes Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), Dominic West (The Wire), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) and Lesley Manville (Harlots).
We reveal below how one of The Crown season 5’s best actresses defended the show’s most controversial scene; check out.
For Olivia Williams, tampon scene is the best of The Crown
One of the most important themes of The Crown season 5 is the ruin of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage.
Several reasons led to the end of the relationship – and the main one was Charles’ insistence on continuing his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
In real life, the “tampon scandal” (tampongate) happened in 1989. In a phone call, Charles told Camilla that he “would like to live in your pants like a tampon” (the famous Tampax).
Three years later, a transcript of the call (also dubbed Camillagate) was released to the British public. That same year, Charles and Diana confirmed their divorce.
In The Crown, the scene is one of the most surprising in Season 5. In addition to causing controversy on social media, the sequel won Olivia Williams, the interpreter of Camilla.
For the actress, viewers who criticize the inclusion of the scene have not analyzed how important it is in the context of the series.
“People who haven’t watched the episode shouldn’t even be commenting on the scene! That had to be illegal,” joked Williams.
Camilla’s interpreter also stated that many of the people who criticize the 5th episode of the 5th season of The Crown do it for retrograde moral conceptions.
“If you decide not to watch the episode on ‘principles’, and then comment on it, your opinion is worthless. This chapter is an extraordinary television play,” the actress explained.
Olivia Williams concluded the interview by describing the scene as “the best scene in season 5 of The Crown”.
“It is, without a doubt, the best scene. We had this extraordinary director, May el-Toukhy, and on top of that, the structure of the episode is brilliant.”
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