Emma Corrin just revealed that while filming the recent season of The Crown, she was actually put in the hospital!
The 24-year-old actress opened up about the reason to Glamour (via) as she promoted the new season, which premieres on Netflix today.
Emma had fallen ill after spending two months in Spain, as she and Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles, were recreating the couple’s 1983 tour of Australia.
“I’m asthmatic and had been ill for a while with a cough. I had to film a scene in a freezing-cold swimming pool. It was the hardest scene to film because I was genuinely keeping myself alive treading water,” she explained. “We were meant to be flying back that night to the UK and went past a hospital to get antibiotics.”
However, things didn’t work out as planned and “the doctors gave me an oxygen test and said, ‘We can’t let you go because your oxygen levels are so low,’ so I was hospitalized.”
Emma adds that she remembers “the nurses figuring out what I was filming and saying, ‘Would you like us to put a cardboard box over your head so no one recognizes you?’”
In another interview Emma and Josh revealed why this historic event wasn’t filmed and won’t be shown in the new season…
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