Humayun Saeed spills the beans on his Netflix debut in ‘The Crown’

Variety

Actor Humayun Saeed, who will be seen in the upcoming season of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’, has finally opened up about his character in the show.

In an interview, the Pakistani actor shared his experience on the sets of The Crown and said he sent his audition through his talent agent to the makers of the show.

According to Saeed, he was pleasantly surprised after he got to know that he had auditioned for The Crown. He said that he signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement), due to which he could not discuss his role with anybody.

While talking about his character Dr. Hasnat Khan – the love interest of the late Princess Diana, Humayun said, “Before filming began, I got to do a workshop with a real surgeon in the UK to understand how a surgeon would behave and react on the job.”

He also described his character as a ‘very private person’ and which was why he and Princess Diana broke up because he couldn’t handle being in the limelight.

Read more: ‘The Crown’ actress Elizabeth Debicki absolutely adores Humayun Saeed

He said that he was nervous when the filming of the show started but his co-actor was confident that they will do a great job. “I told Elizabeth I was nervous before we started filming, and she told me that, until our rehearsal, even she had been nervous, but now she was confident that we would do a great job. This definitely helped!” Saeed said.

Beside Humayun Saeed and Elizabeth Debicki, the upcoming season stars Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, replacing Olivia Colman. The season five of The Crown will stream on Netflix on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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