'‘The Crown’s Prasanna Puwanarajah on Martin Bashir, ‘Ballywalter’

Puwanarajah on Martin Bashir, ‘Ballywalter’

Puwanarajah is

of Tamil Sri Lankan heritage and has used aspects of his background to inform both

In “The

Crown,” Puwanarajah plays British journalist Martin Bashir, who conducted the infamous and now disreputed 1995 BBC “

“It was

actually an unusual thing for me to play a person who is brown, who you

“And it

was really nothing to do with it being Martin Bashir, it was actually just to

Puwanarajah says

he appreciated being “hyper aware of heritage

And I

don’t think those things have really massively changed, sadly

If you

don’t have to reach for those things, if you just know those things are

And once

you start inventing less, you’re getting closer to what a depiction of a type

For his

preparation, besides learning the script and the physical work needed for the role, Puwanarajah did

” He also

studied the motivations for Bashir’s actions — Bashir forged bank statements to gain access to

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