‘The Crown’: This Star from the British Drama Created the Golden Globe Nominated Film ‘Promising Young Woman’

The Crown on Netflix follows a fictionalized version of what has happened within the British royal family for four seasons. Many actors flock to The Crown to partake in the beloved and critically acclaimed show. Someone who joined The Crown as a later addition is now a serious award contender at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. Find out which actor from The Crown created Golden Globe favorite, Promising Young Woman.

'The Crown' cast at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O’Connor, and Erin Doherty at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 19, 2020 | Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner

What is Golden Globe nominee ‘Promising Young Woman’ about?

Promising Young Woman is a thriller/comedy from Focus Features that follows Cassie (Carey Mulligan) as she exposes men who take advantage of women. She reconnects with a friend from medical school, Ryan (Bo Burnham), who makes her revisit something from her past.

The movie is up for four Golden Globes this year: Actress in a Drama Motion Picture, Drama Motion Picture, Director of a Motion Picture, and Screenplay of a Motion Picture.

This year marks the first time Mulligan, who also starred in The Great Gatsby, might win a Golden Globe Award. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination in 2010 for her role in An Education.

Mulligan isn’t the only one to have her first Golden Globe nomination come around this year. The director and screenwriter behind Promising Young Woman is up for two nominations for the first time. And this creator is also in The Crown.

Who from ‘The Crown’ created ‘Promising Young Woman’?

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Emerald Fennell, who plays Camilla Parker Bowles in The Crown, wrote and directed Promising Young Woman. The movie, which has dark elements, is dressed up with bubblegum pink and bright teals, and a sugary aesthetic with many scenes in a coffee shop.

“I’d sent Carey and all of the producers the mood board and my playlist that I used to write it,” Fennell explained about the movie’s aesthetic to Variety. “Because I really was keen to explain to everyone: How this reads isn’t how it needs to feel.”

She continued: “It needs to feel like you’re on the best date of your life, your heart’s fluttering, you think this is going to be it. And you go home to someone’s apartment, and it’s beautiful, and it’s amazing. And suddenly you find out that the door’s locked behind you, and you just can’t get out. I wanted to make the movie feel like I think a lot of our lives feel, which is that they are beautiful and they are horrific.”

The ‘Promising Young Woman’ creator’s role in ‘The Crown’

In seasons three and four of The Crown, the show starts to navigate Charles’ (Josh O’Connor) relationship with Camilla. While their relationship is doomed from the start — she’s involved with another man — their chemistry and love for one another are evident.

Camilla’s continued involvement with Charles after he’s married creates rising tension in Charles’ relationship with Princess Diana (Emma Corrin). Eventually, in real life, Princess Diana tragically dies in 1997, while Charles goes on to later marry Camilla.

The Crown is available to stream on Netflix and the Golden Globe Awards air on NBC on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.