Peter Morgan, the incisor portrait of the Crown that illuminated 'The Crown' and faced Boris Johnson

"Writing scripts is not easy, right?" The question of Peter Morgan arrived directly from Prince Charles of England while preparing the third season of The C

Peter Morgan, the incisor portrait of the Crown that illuminated 'The Crown' and faced Boris Johnson

"Writing scripts is not easy, right?" The question of Peter Morgan arrived directly from Prince Charles of England while preparing the third season of The Crown and was decorated in Buckingham Palace's dance hall. I did not know (or perhaps) the creator of fiction palaciega that the life of that man who launched the question would open a controversy that would jump to the British government and a few months later he would devote him at the Emmy Awards with the fourth season of his series .

Nor should it be surprised by a scriptwriter accustomed to dissect the interiorities of power with the fang always willing to tear with that style between fictitious and documentary. That bite is the one that pastes the Netflix series, awarded yesterday with the Emmy to Best Drama, in each scene, in each chapter.

Peter Morgan had already previously warned his inclination on the human side (or not so much) of power: he had done it in The Queen, on the role of Queen Isabel II in the days after the death of Diana de Wales; In the challenge: Frost vs Nixon, deepening in the President's fall, and even in the Bolen Sisters, with his Fraticished War by the conquest of Enrique VIII.

But The Crown is something else, it is the recreation ficted with an indecipherable vault between the canonical history and the imagination of a family, their scandals, their miseries, their love ... and not any one, the British Real. From there, the political intrusion of Boris Johnson. The Minister of Culture of Him, John Whittingale, and the secretary of this, Oliver Dowden, at the premiere of his fourth season.

"A generation of viewers who did not live these events can confuse fiction with the facts," he lashed downden in November 2020 at Daily Mail. "Traditional stations of the United Kingdom are subject to strict requirements (...) if we want or not Putting those services on services on demand is something that the government might think, "Whittingdale warned as threatens to the privileges of the platform.

The British executive proposal was clear: introducing a sign at the beginning of each episode warning that it was a series of fiction and not a documentary. Morgan's response and Netflix was no less. "Our users understand that it is a work of fiction that is generally based on historical events," they remarked on the streaming platform.

And, the point of friction, it was not another that Prince Charles and the beginning of their relationship with Diana de Wales, which part of the audience, of the British population and the environment of the royal house understood that it was excessively benevolent with Lady Di . Asked at The Hollywood Reporter, the scriptwriter did not hesitate: "His relationship was like a rubik cube that simply did not click and did not happiness. It was not them, and it was all to blame for them."

Dissolved the controversy over time, usual symptom of this volatile and fleeting era, Peter Morgan was planted yesterday at the center of the stage, Emmy in hand and another six in the backpack, to cast his last notice, among so much gratitude. "We're going to stick a good party now. (...) In a couple of hours we started back to record." There will be more The Crown ... Maybe no longer receptions in palace.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 10:25

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