The creator of The Crown has this statement to critics
The Crown creator Peter Morgan reacted to the critics of the “made up” scenes in the Netflix series.
Just recently, the fourth season of the said series premiered and caught the attention of the online community. It is because viewers were attacking the scenes which they found are not based on the real accounts.
Netizens in the Philippines also talked about the scene in which the character of former first lady Imelda Marcos was included. Princess Margaret mocked her English accent.
Although this gave entertainment to Pinoy viewers who are critics of the Marcoses, this is no concrete evidence that the said scene truly happened.
Apparently, this is not the only scene in The Crown that caught the attention of the viewers with the question if it really happened. Based on the article from CNN, the scenes of the first encounters of the Prince Charles and Princess Diana were also questioned.
In line with this, Morgan defended the “made up” scenes. “I made up in my head — whether it’s right or wrong — what we know is that Mountbatten was really responsible for taking Charles to one side at precisely this point and saying, ‘Look, you know, enough already with playing the field. It’s time you got married and it’s time you provided an heir,'” the creator of the series said.
Hugo Vickers, historian and author of “The Crown Dissected” worries that this might give a wrong impression to the viewers as they might actually believe what is being portrayed onscreen.
“Anyone watching, they may say, ‘I saw it on The Crown, it must be true.’ It’s not true,” Vickers said.
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