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Josh O’Connor admits he initially didn’t want to audition for the role of Prince Charles in The Crown

The actor won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the royal

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Josh O’Connor has admitted that he initially didn’t want to audition for the role of Prince Charles in The Crown.

The actor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama on Sunday night for his portrayal as the royal, but admitted he nearly passed on the part.

Speaking to E! News, the 30-year-old said: “It’s kind of embarrassing, really. I think I was working another job and I got a phone call saying, ‘Would I want to come in and read for Charles?’ I mean, it was a terrible mistake!”

Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles | Netflix

When asked why he changed his mind, Josh replied: “Partly, I hadn’t seen the show and then I watched the show and realised it’s incredible and what Claire [Foy] and Matt [Smith] did in the first two series was magic.”

“I don’t know where I’d been, I don’t know how I missed this magical show. And then I fell in love with the show, so I met with the guys and they convinced me and just said, ‘This is a great part.'”

“And they told me the story and the journey we were going to go on and it was just a no-brainer,” he added.

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