Elizabeth Debicki on her role as Princess Diana in 'The Crown': 'A Strange Place to Exist In'

Season 5 of Netflix's historical drama "The Crown" features Peter Morgan's reimaginings of some of the royal family's most divisive experiences in the 1990s. 

Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana, says she felt the "heaviness" and "weight" of playing the late icon on Variety's Awards Circuit Podcast.

"It's a unique experience playing a character where this tragedy is looming," Debicki explains. "It's a strange, heavy place to exist in."

In this edition of the podcast, "The Crown" star Elizabeth Debicki speaks with Adam B. Vary about playing a tragic real-life figure like Princess Diana, 

discussing the research that went into the part and how she caught the former Princess of Wales' voice.

But first, we take a look at the competition as Emmy phase 1 voting begins on the Awards Circuit Roundtable. 

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The season focuses on Princess Diana and Prince Charles' (now King Charles') marriage, which was characterised by a spate of rumored relationships and that notorious revenge dress heard around the world.