Wait, ‘Promising Young Woman’ Writer, Emerald Fennell, Was Camilla Parker Bowles in ‘The Crown’

The 93rd annual Academy Awards is in full swing and a handful of deserving members of Hollywood have already taken home the statuette in their category. One of the lucky winners is Emerald Fennell, who just won Best Original Screenplay for her film Promising Young Woman.

The actress/writer was up against Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Abraham Marder (Sound of Metal) and Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas and Kenneth Lucas (Judas and the Black Messiah).

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Fennell’s bracing black comedy has been met with universal praise and tells the story of Cassie Thomas (Carey Mulligan), a 30-something coffee shop worker who finds herself on a mission to avenge the sexual assault of her friend. Along with Fennell’s noms, the movie is up for three other awards at the 2021 ceremony, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Mulligan.

Fennell, who was pregnant during the shooting, thanked her child, who didn’t arrive until after shooting because she “kept her legs crossed the whole way through.”

After she received her award, we realized we recognized her from somewhere. Turns out, the now-Oscar winner portrayed Camilla Parker Bowles in the junior season of The Crown.

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“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown,” Fennell told TVLine when she landed the role. “I absolutely love Camilla and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl haircut.”

We can’t believe we didn’t put this together sooner.

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