Vanessa Kirby reacts to Harry and Meghan admitting to have watched 'The Crown'

Kerry Martin
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Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown (Netflix)
Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown (Netflix)

The Crown star Vanessa Kirby has reacted to the recent revelation that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have watched the award-winning Netflix show.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, 9 March, the actor who played Princess Margaret in the first two series of the Netflix series, revealed that she had not yet had a chance to watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s revelatory interview with Oprah Winfrey due to the time difference. However she was aware that they had confirmed they had watched a few episodes.

“It’s quite mad to think that they have actually seen it,” she confessed. “That’s something that you always semi-imagine, but always thought, ‘oh, they’re probably too busy to watch it.’”

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Kimmel then jokingly replied: “No they have nothing to do. They literally have no jobs, they’re just sitting in the yard waiting for Oprah to visit.”

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Matthew Goode and Vanessa Kirby in The Crown (Netflix)

Kirby then reflected on the strange reality of Harry and Meghan’s own family being the main subject of a Netflix drama watched by millions around the world.

“What a crazy life concept,” she said. “To have a show made about literally your grandparents, and their lives, and you know that yours is upcoming possibly.”

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Yesterday it was announced that Kirby was also nominated for a Bafta for her leading performance in another Netflix drama, Pieces of a Woman, co-starring Shia LaBeouf.

PIECES OF A WOMAN:  Shia LeBeouf as Sean and Vanessa Kirby as Martha (Netflix)
PIECES OF A WOMAN: Shia LeBeouf as Sean and Vanessa Kirby as Martha (Netflix)

Congratulating her on her Bafta nomination, Kimmel asked Kirby whether she eagerly awaits the nomination announcements during award season? Kirby laughed and responded, “No not at all! It comes up on my phone, but I never know when the deadlines are.

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“When the [Golden] Globes happened, I was four hours late [to finding out] because I was working and I left my phone on the side.”

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