If, perchance, you needed to kickstart your week by watching an trade darling delicately sing a musical theater staple, you then’re in luck. On Monday, Netflix dropped a deleted scene from season 4 of The Crown that finds Emmy nominee Emma Corrin, in character as Princess Diana, singing the whole lot of “All I Ask Of You” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical The Phantom of the Opera.
The Crown followers almost definitely bear in mind the scene from the newest season through which Corrin’s Woman Di movies herself performing the duet as a solo quantity, and items the tape to her husband, Josh O’Connor’s Prince Charles. Sadly for Diana, Charles finds her reward of track to be extra cringe-worthy than swoon-worthy, straining their marriage even additional. (The secondhand embarrassment of the entire thing solely will get worse once you be taught that this actually happened.)
Thank goodness Netflix has taken it upon itself to launch the complete 4 minute and 16 second video exhibiting Princess Diana serenading her unhappy sack husband. The clip begins with a languid Diana mendacity alone on her mattress, earlier than she will get stressed and pops within the VHS of her efficiency. We’re then transported to the West Finish manufacturing of The Phantom of the Opera, the place Diana takes the stage, donning her most interesting Christine Daaé seafoam inexperienced hooded cape.
Unsurprisingly, Corrin isn’t any Sarah Brightman, the actress who originated the position of Christine on Broadway. However the actor undoubtedly delivers a efficiency that feels in keeping with how the Folks’s Princess would sort out the track, delicate and candy. Huge props to the actors portraying the nervous-but-encouraging solid of Phantom as nicely, sending constructive vitality (and barely underwhelmed facial expressions) from the wings as they watch Woman Di put her coronary heart on her sleeve. Kudos, too, to Corrin for optioning down as a substitute of making an attempt the large soprano word on the finish of the track; we think about Diana in all probability would have made a equally tasteful selection, given her personal vocal capacity.
Is the entire thing sort of awkward? Completely. However Corrin, like Princess Di, will get an A for effort, and an A-plus for emotional vulnerability. Prince Charles may by no means.
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https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/08/the-crown-watch-emma-corrins-sweet-cringey-phantom-of-the-opera-performance | ‘The Crown’: Watch Emma Corrin’s Candy, Cringey ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Efficiency