Joy Behar says ‘if you have a brain,’ you won’t think ‘The Crown’ is real

Joy Behar says ‘if you have a brain,’ you won’t think ‘The Crown’ is real

“]” after the Oscar-winning actress wrote a harsh letter criticizing the Netflix series.

Joey Nolfi

By Joey Nolfi October 20, 2022 at 12: 35 PM EDT

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A queen on the royal court of daytime talk has challenged a noble British dame over issues regarding Netflix‘s upcoming season of The Crown.

“This dame disagrees with Dame Judi Dench, because they tell you at the top that it is not a documentary, and if you have a brain, you can figure out that the writers have used history,” Behar said on Thursday’s episode of the ABC program. “And if it’s documented, then we can believe that, but we won’t believe a conversation in the bedroom Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. You don’t believe the historical part because nobody was there except them. You believe the historical part. “

Joy Behar on The View; Elizabeth Debicki in The Crown; Dame Judi Dench

Joy Behar slams critics of ‘The Crown’ calling for a disclaimer

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The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg countered, saying that she felt Dench’s statement focused more on plotlines following Prince Philip (Jonathan Pryce) having an affair that reportedly never happened.

” He had many affairs, but not this one,” Behar responded. The pair’s cohost, Sunny Hostin, however, agreed with Dench.

I think a little disclaimer would make the show even better, thank you. I will say this, one of the pushback that they’re getting is about Lady Diana’s death… they’re not going to show what really happened, but I think we all remember how tragic that was, and history is ugly sometimes, and I don’t think there’s a problem showing it,” Hostin said, referencing Elizabeth Debicki‘s role as the late princess, who died in a car crash in 1997. “It’s almost like bastardizing history that people say you can’t show her dying. It’s important to remember what happened with Princess Diana. ”

Dench opened a letter praising the series as a “brilliant, but fictionalized account of events,” although she was concerned that viewers, especially overseas, might believe that it is true. This is both unfair to the individuals and detrimental to the institution they represent. “

She also pointed to the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II (portrayed by Imelda Staunton in new episodes of the show) as reason for the production to be extra sensitive in how it portrays the family.

“I’ll say that Peter [Morgan] and the entire crew of this job do their utmost to really handle everything with such sensitivity and truth and complexity, as do actors,” Debicki recently told EW of the show’s handling of true events. “The amount of research, care, conversations, and dialogue that take place over, from a viewers perspective, something probably you would never notice is just incredible. I knew from the very first meeting with Peter that this was a space where this was taken seriously and treated in a deeply caring manner. This is my experience with the show. “

The Crown season 5 premieres Nov. 9 on Netflix.

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