Dominic West responds to criticism of King Charles portrayal
The crown doesn’t quite fit.
Dominic West responded to fans of The Crown who said he was too handsome to play Prince Charles in the Netflix show’s fifth season.
Appearing on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Alongside co-star Elizabeth Debicki, the 53-year-old actor said he was on the brink of worse reviews.
“They said you were too handsome to play Prince Charles and I think that’s true,” Kimmel joked to The Affair star.
“Well, thank you. I’ve had worse criticism,” West replied.
Kimmel added that West is “more Prince Charming than Charles.”
The penultimate season sees West and Debicki as Charles and Diana going through their messy divorce after Charles admitted to having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles in 1994.
According to West, the era that the British media dubbed the ‘War of the Waleses’ was one of the lowest points in the prince’s life.
“Does that make you nervous at all considering he could have you beheaded if he wanted to, he’s the king,” Kimmel joked.
“Right, yeah, no, he can’t,” said the “Chicago” actor.
“I mean, they kind of tried. You have a try. That was sort of the low point of his whole life. And then you see pictures of him and videos and stuff and he’s very, very sad and that’s quite a responsibility to take on.
The Post reached out to West for comment.
This final season of the Netflix drama drew criticism from several key British figures including former Prime Minister John Major and Dame Judi Dench, who called the show “cruelly unfair” and “hurting”.
Major described the show as a “barrel load of nonsense” after the show aired a fictionalized scene of Major and the prince at a meeting where Charles is trying to lobby for his mother’s abdication.
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