The 36-year-old actor joked that when the regal Netflix drama reaches the stage where he would appear as an adult, he’d love to see the “Homeland” star take the role, likely due to their shared red hair color.
When asked about his choice for the role, he said, “Daniel Lewis … Damien Lewis!”
James Corden, the host of the Late Late Show, then introduced himself to play Harry’s brother, Prince William.
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He quipped, “I think Damien Lewis as you and I as William – that’s casting.”
His royal quest quipped, “It’s not a great casting, but it’s casting.”
While Harry insisted that “The Crown” was not “accurate,” he admitted that it had some basis in the truth and would give viewers a “rough idea” of his family’s lifestyle and the pressures they were exposed to are.
He said: “[It doesn’t] pretend to be news, it’s fictional. But it’s loosely based on the truth.
“Of course it’s not exact. It gives you a rough idea of what this lifestyle is, the pressures it has to put duty and service above family and everything else, and what can result from it. “
And he admitted that he would rather watch “The Crown” than read messages about himself from his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
He said: “I am much more comfortable with ‘The Crown’ than with the stories that have been written about my family, my wife, or myself. Because it’s the difference between [‘The Crown’ being] obviously fiction, take it what you want, but [the newspaper stories] are reported as fact because they are supposed to be news. I have a real problem with that. “
Although he and Meghan – who are expecting their second child, a sibling of 21-month-old Archie – have retired from royal life and moved to Los Angeles, Harry insisted that he not “go away” but do what was right for him his family and his own mental health.
He said, “It was a really difficult environment as I think a lot of people saw.
“We all know what the British press can be like. And it ruined my sanity. It’s poisonous.
“So I did what any husband and father would do – I have to get my family out of here.
“But we never left – and as far as I’m concerned what decisions are made on this side – I will never leave.
“I will always contribute – my life is a public service – and wherever I am in the world it will be the same.”