The Crown star Emerald Fennell addresses acting future after Promising Young Woman success

Louise McCreesh
·2-min read
Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage - Getty Images

The Crown star Emerald Fennell has addressed her acting future following the success of Promising Young Woman.

Emerald played a young Camilla across two seasons of the Netflix royal drama. She also wrote and directed the much-hyped revenge thriller starring Carey Mulligan as a medical school dropout with an axe to grind following the death of her best friend.

The film took home two awards at the BAFTAs on Sunday night (April 11), Best Original Screenplay and Outstanding British Film, and speaking after the ceremony, Emerald weighed in on her next career move.

Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images
Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images

Related: Promising Young Woman finally lands UK release date – and it's very soon

Revealing that she "loves acting", Emerald also shared her belief that she will spend more time directing for the foreseeable future — citing "time reasons".

"I just honestly will do whatever is asked of me," she told Digital Spy and other press.

"I just love making things like Promising Young Woman with the amazing people I've been able to work with, so you know I think for the foreseeable it will be behind the camera just for time reasons but you know, I love acting."

Promising Young Woman will finally be made available to UK viewers on April 16 when it hits Sky Cinema.

Photo credit: Focus Features
Photo credit: Focus Features

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The film has been praised for its jaw-dropping ending and will be in contention for five Oscars later this month.

Emerald does feature in the movie in a minor role and, with another project already on the go, her acting days may not be over yet.

Promising Young Women is available on Sky Cinema in the UK from Friday, April 16.

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