The Crown's Emma Corrin 'doesn't mind' accidental pronoun errors

Emma Corrin (PA)
Emma Corrin (PA)

The Crown star Emma Corrin has opened up about their gender identity and said they don't mind if people get pronouns wrong, as long as they're trying.

In 2021, shortly after their breakout role as Princess Diana on the Netflix series, Corrin came out as queer and non-binary, opting to use "they/them" pronouns for their own identity.

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Since then, the My Policeman star has been open about their own gender identity journey, opting to use their platform to highlight what being non-binary means, and how it affects the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.

In a new interview, Corrin stated they don't mind if wrong pronouns are used for them by accident, as long as there is clear efforts being made to move forward with them.

Emma Corrin arriving at the 24th British Independent Film Awards ceremony at Old Billingsgate, London. Picture date: Sunday December 5, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
Emma Corrin (Matt Crossick/Empics)

"I don't mind if people get my pronouns wrong, that's fine," they told The Telegraph.

"Just try, and I'll correct you where necessary and gradually we take steps forward. It's not going to happen overnight."

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"I'm definitely fortunate that I'm dealing with this now and not 10 years ago," they later added. "I know a lot of gay actors who took a long time to come out because they were worried about that, but I didn't think about it."

They also called for major awards ceremonies like the Oscars and Baftas to neutralise their categories, merging them to be more inclusive for all involved.

Corrin later elaborated on the statement via Instagram, stating they know gender identity discussions is "treading delicate waters" and hope their message will be treated with the respect it deserves.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Emma Corrin during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. Picture date: Thursday November 3, 2022.
Emma Corrin (PA)

"I rarely go public to say anything like this as I understand the nature of journalism in this industry," they said.

"However, if you are interviewing me about my work and the subject of gender comes up, please respect and represent the integrity of my answer in the context of the interview as a whole.

"What I mean is, do not sensationalise an answer for the sake of a clickbait headline when it is really a subject that, to be a headline, requires proper enquiry and should be represented with more nuance."

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"I stand by any comment that I make surrounding the issue of gender and I’ve always been incredibly open about this subject," Corrin continued.

Lady Chatterley's Lover. Emma Corrin as Lady Constance, Jack O'Connell as Oliver in Lady Chatterley's Lover. Cr. Parisa Taghizadeh/Netflix © 2022.
Lady Chatterley's Lover. Emma Corrin as Lady Constance, Jack O'Connell as Oliver in Lady Chatterley's Lover. Cr. Parisa Taghizadeh/Netflix © 2022.

"However we are treading very delicate waters when it comes to the representation of gender in the media and when you reduce entire conversations to clickbait it is not only offensive but you are in danger of scaring people out of talking altogether and what our community needs now more than ever is the knowledge that our openness and honesty will not be taken advantage of.

"When we talk about sexuality or gender we have trust that the sensitivity of those conversations will be honoured in equal measure to the sensitivity in which those conversations will be represented."

Corrin is next to appear on our screens opposite Jack O'Connell in a new adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.

The film is released on Netflix on December 2.

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