Variety recently announced a juicy casting call: Netflix is looking to audition young actors for the roles of Prince William and Kate Middleton in “The Crown.” Since the series is said to end in the early 2000s, this indicates the action will focus on the truth of William and Kate’s early relationship, when both were college students enjoying an active social life.
The buzz on Twitter quickly centered on British actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, currently starring in “Normal People.” One fan raved, “Petition for Daisy Edgar-Jones to play as Kate Middleton in The Crown!”
The topic was also raised on the “Today” show in April 2022, when Edgar-Jones and Andrew Garfield were guests promoting their new true-crime series, “Under the Banner of Heaven.” When asked if she knew about the online support, the actress was genuinely shocked. “Oh, my gosh, that’s the first I’ve heard of that,” she said. “That’s cool.” She added that she “wouldn’t say no” if the part were offered to her. Then Al Roker joked, “Would it help if Andrew wore kind of a baldish wig?”
Edgar-Jones certainly fits the bill on one count. Per Variety, the casting crew is looking for someone with “a strong physical resemblance” to Middleton, known for her long chestnut hair, trim figure, and dignified posture. With her looks, plus her acting skills, Edgar-Jones may just be the perfect candidate for the coveted “Crown” role.