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Emma Corrin said playing Princess Diana in 'The Crown' helped them realize they are nonbinary: 'She was so openhearted to everything'

Sep 18, 2021, 01:59 IST
Emma Corrin in "The Crown." Netflix
  • "The Crown" actor Emma Corrin said playing Princess Diana helped them realize they're nonbinary and use they/she pronouns.
  • The actor has opened up in the past about their gender journey and binder use.
  • Corrin uses rolling pronouns, or multiple pronouns that can be used interchangeably.

Emma Corrin, who shot to fame playing Princess Diana on Netflix's "The Crown," quietly came out as nonbinary in July when they changed their pronouns in their Instagram bio to she/they.

In an August interview with The New York Times, Corrin said their role as Princess Diana helped them realize their gender identity.

"She was so openhearted to everything and explored so much," Corrin told The New York Times. "I feel like Diana helped me explore so many depths of myself and really do a big internal discovery of what I was feeling about everything because she was a very complex person."

The actor said their queer journey is an ongoing one that they're still figuring out.

"It's taken me a long time to realise that I exist somewhere in between and I'm still not sure where that is yet," Corrin said in a recent interview with ITV News.


Corrin uses rolling pronouns, or pronouns that can be used interchangeable. People with rolling pronouns often go by several pronouns, for example a person who uses she/they pronouns would be referred to like "they had to go to the store to pick up her groceries."

A growing number of celebrities have come out and openly use rolling pronouns, including the singer Kehlani and actor Elliot Page.

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