For the first time, it is the true stories of the royal family that challenge the fiction of The Crown. And not vice versa. As the Daily Mail reports, it appears that the producers of the television series are finding themselves in the complicated situation of not being able to complete the cast for the fifth season. There is indeed a role that, at this moment, continues to remain vacant and is that of Prince Andrew. It seems that no actor is willing to take on the prince’s role in the fifth and sixth season, receiving the baton from Tom Byrne, who has lent his face to the prince in the last two seasons (representing Andrea between 30 and 40 years).
The reason for this lack of actors? Simple: Andrea’s figure is among the least popular of the royal family in the United Kingdom and in the whole world. On the other hand, the link between Andrea and the billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is a fact that cannot be ignored, and that makes the part at least controversial and very unappetizing. Mainly because, we imagine, the script, with investigations underway, he will not go so far as to affirm the guilt or innocence of the prince of having slept with a minor. However, the series that traces the Royal Family events, we assume, will not be able to remain silent on the connection between Andrea and Epstein.
Byrne himself admitted that he was in great difficulty interpreting Andrea, so much so that he “turned off a part of the brain to interpret him”. The actor also went so far as to keep away from any statements or interviews released by the prince in the newspapers. The reason? Don’t bring your own judgment into the role. A not simple situation that could reserve more than a surprise for the new season of The Crown.