The Crown's Emma Corrin reveals she adopting a new pronoun and shares intimate pics of her gender 'journey'

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Emma Corin in a makeshift chest binder in a photo recently released on her Instagram. (PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/@EMMALOUISECORRIN/@SIRDAVIDSIMON)
Emma Corin in a makeshift chest binder in a photo recently released on her Instagram. (PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/@EMMALOUISECORRIN/@SIRDAVIDSIMON)

The Crown’s Emma Corrin is sharing their “intimate” journey which has included changing pronouns to she/they with her fans on Instagram.

The 25-year-old, who’s best known for playing Princess Diana in the fourth season of the Netflix series, also shared images of themselves wearing a home-made chest binder using boxing tape.

(PHOTO: Netflix)
Emma in her role as Princess Diana in the fourth season of The Crown. (PHOTO: Netflix)

Chest binding is when a person compresses their breast tissue in order to give the appearance of a flat chest. It’s common practice among trans and non-binary people who don't want their breasts to be prominent.

Emma also revealed the type of binder they used is from gc2b, a LGBTQ-owned company.

The black-and-white snaps were taken before Emma bought their first binder, she told fans. “Messing around with @sirdavidsimon,” she captioned the photos, which were taken by the photographer David-Simon Dayan.

“Thanks for capturing this with me, very intimate, very new, very cool. It's all a journey, right. Lots of twists and turns and change and that's ok! Embrace it,” she added.

Their post was met with plenty of support and included one by British singer Paloma Faith who wrote, “Beautiful pictures”. 

In April Emma, who’s always been fiercely private about her sexuality, appeared to announce they are “queer” when they shared a picture of themselves wearing a wedding dress from Pop magazine, captioning it, “Ur fave queer bride”.

Back in October, they were asked by Stella magazine if there was a “boyfriend on the scene” to which they replied, “I’d rather navigate this on my own. It's nicer to feel like I'm taking care of me.”

They recently starred in the LGBTQ+ drama My Policeman alongside Harry Styles.

The movie, which is based on the book of the same name, is set in the 1990s and is about a love triangle that begins with the arrival of an elderly invalid into a couple’s home. His presence triggers an exploration of events from 40 years ago when homosexuality was illegal. My Policeman also stars Rupert Everett.


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