Josh O’Connor On Playing Prince Charles in “The Crown”

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The young British actor, Josh O’Connor, talks about landing the role of the future king of the monarchy in Netflix’s acclaimed royal drama The Crown. 

Landing the role of Prince Charles on the Netflix series came after years of vying for lead roles against some of the UK’s top actors. O’Connor, however, knew he had one thing going for him that others hadn’t — “I thought that they may well come to me because of my ears.”

O’Connor, 29, played the young version of Prince Charles in the third season of The Crown but he admits that at first, he was quite indifferent to the opportunity to star in the royal family hit series. But after preparing for the role, his first reaction — “What’s interesting about Prince Charles?” quickly changed to — “Now, I think he is incredible.”

O’Connor is also set to star as the Prince in the forthcoming season four of The Crown. It is unlikely he’ll stay on for the series time-hops for season five.