Elizabeth Debicki Says “MaXXXine” Was a “Palate Cleanser” After “The Crown”

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Elizabeth Debicki at "The Burnt Orange Heresy" photocall in 2019. Photo by Camilla Morandi/Shutterstock (10403884v)

Elizabeth Debicki did a great job portraying Princess Diana in the final two seasons of The Crown, but she admitted it hasn’t been an easy ride. She described the role in her new film MaXXXine as a “medicinal palate cleanser” she needed after this playing this challenging character.

Debicki took over from Emma Corrin as the Princess of Wales in Season 5 and played this role throughout the final Season 6. It was up to her to bring the People’s Princess to life during her most turbulent years, and she won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her portrayal, in addition to securing her first Primetime Emmy nomination.

Shortly after finishing up the final season of The Crown, she landed one of the key supporting roles in Ti West’s new horror MaXXXine. She told Forbes, “I shot this quite soon after wrapping on The Crown and I found it to be a very medicinal palate cleanser.”

This isn’t the first time Debicki opened up about the heaviness of playing Princess Diana. During an appearance on Variety‘s Award Circuit podcast, the Australian actress said it was a unique experience playing a character where a tragedy is looming, describing it as “a strange, heavy place to exist in.”