The 26-year-old actor is best known for playing the late royal in season four of "The Crown," a role also played by bisexual actress Kristen Stewart in "Spencer." The star came out as gay last year and later stated they are non-binary and use gender neutral pronouns.
"Diana was very queer in many ways," said Emma.
Emma thinks that Diana, who bore Princes William and Harry with her ex-husband King Charles, was the unmistakable "other" in the royal family and always welcomed "outsiders."
The "My Policeman" star also talked on how their first LGBT romance made them feel like they were "being born."
It "felt" a bit like being born, they said, according to the Sunday Times Style magazine. allowing me to see this whole different way of living, which seemed so appropriate. And so lovely. And in a very unsettling sense, it made me reevaluate all of my preconceived notions about who I was, how I had previously loved others, and how I felt.
Emma believes that people are "usually fairly excellent" at using the correct pronouns when referring to them, but she added that it doesn't matter as much to individuals they know well because it's more about "feeling noticed."
When asked if they had to correct people a lot or if people are respectful, they responded, "It depends. Typically, people are pretty skilled at it. However, pronouns are an odd thing in and of themselves. It's a strange little phrase that picks up so much meaning and truly struggles to capture anyone's actual sense of self.
The star of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" acknowledged that there are "always those voices" that caution them against disclosing their gender identification so publicly, but they would like to be "boldly" themselves.
They declared, "Those voices are constantly there.
Fortunately, I don't work closely with any of them, but you are aware of them. I've noticed that voice in your head that asks, "Will people stop trusting me with certain pieces if I come out of this and define myself as this thing?" is present all the time. However, you may get yourself into a lot of hypothetical situations.
"I would far rather be comfortable and audaciously myself than not."
Being non-binary, in Emma's opinion, has helped them in their career stay sane.
They responded, "You're right, it truly does put some distance between the two items. And I believe that it separates me in a way that keeps me sane. Due to the fact that everything has happened so recently and because I am still on this path, it is a pretty interesting one that I am still sort of figuring out.
"I feel so different from the characters that I portray typically in my life and in my body every day, especially these two most recent ones because yeah, they are very, very straight and very feminine.
"I believe that the reason I'm drawn to feminine characters is that they practically act as a critique of what makes them female, especially in Connie's case.
"The majority of my experiences throughout my entire life have involved femininity, and I consider my gender and sexuality to be neither a rejection of that nor a rejection of additional aspects of who I am, including my masculine and feminine sides as well as everything in between."