Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021
Weren't we all very proud in October when Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs won a Primetime Emmy? Jessica won for her work on the season finale of Netflix’s royal drama The Crown, an episode entitled War.
In this article Drama Quarterly catches up with Jessica, who had just returned from Spain where she was shooting scenes for The Crown season five, and who was bunkered down in an editing suite cutting the first two episodes.
Here's a snippet from the article, where Jessica is talking about the show's writer, Peter Morgan:
"One of the things I discovered about the show is Peter’s writing has incredible depth to it, and it reveals itself to you very slowly as you do the scene. Even in the edit, you keep discovering more possibility in the work. That’s really why I wanted to stay on it. I found the strength of the writing was extraordinary in terms of taking a very big, hard to pinpoint, almost esoteric idea or theme, but showing it through this incredibly personal journey, which for me is what you want to achieve when you’re watching something. You want to have that transcendent experience. That was not something I ever expected to feel about watching a show about the royal family.”
Image: Matthew Temple for Drama Quarterly