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Bob Hawke’s granddaughter ‘completely blindsided’ by his brash depiction in Netflix’s The Crown

Bob Hawke’s granddaughter has spoken out about his depiction in The Crown. 

Sophie Taylor-Price appeared on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show on Tuesday and revealed she was ‘completely blindsided’ by his brash portrayal. 

Speaking in particular about the controversial episode six, called Terra Nullius, where his character was seen calling the Queen a ‘pig,’ Sophie called out the inaccuracies.   

Speaking out: Bob Hawke’s granddaughter revealed this week that she’s ‘completely blindsided’ by his brash depiction in Netflix’s The Crown – and revealed what she really thinks about THAT ‘pig’ comment

‘I did watch The Crown and did watch that episode,’ Sophie said. 

‘I was completely blindsided. I had no idea it was coming, I was like, “oh, that’s my pop!”

‘One of the most important things I’ve learnt growing up in the halo of the media spotlight is that I can’t judge my family or myself for how we are portrayed in media.’

Inaccuracies: Speaking in particular about the controversial episode six, called Terra Nullius, where his character was seen calling the Queen a 'pig,' Sophie called out the inaccuracies

Inaccuracies: Speaking in particular about the controversial episode six, called Terra Nullius, where his character was seen calling the Queen a ‘pig,’ Sophie called out the inaccuracies

'That isn't healthy and I take it with a grain of salt. For me, it's one of my favourite Netflix shows, but I'm not going to get caught up in whether its accurate or not, because I'm sure it wasn't,' she said on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show

‘That isn’t healthy and I take it with a grain of salt. For me, it’s one of my favourite Netflix shows, but I’m not going to get caught up in whether its accurate or not, because I’m sure it wasn’t,’ she said on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show

She went on to say that she loves The Crown but she takes everything ‘with a grain of salt.’

‘That isn’t healthy and I take it with a grain of salt. For me, it’s one of my favourite Netflix shows, but I’m not going to get caught up in whether its accurate or not, because I’m sure it wasn’t.’

The ABC, Australia’s National Broadcaster, sensationally hit out at Netflix over series four of The Crown this week.  

On Tuesday, the network shared a string of corrections alongside evidence of the errors from the Twitter feed Four Corners – the channel’s current affairs program – which aired a 1983 interview with former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

The interview was featured in episode six, Terra Nullius, and showed Hawke – played by Richard Roxburgh – saying about the Queen: ‘You wouldn’t put a pig in charge of a herd of prime beef cattle, even if it does look good in twin set and pearls.’

Hitting back: The ABC sensationally hit out at Netflix over series four of The Crown this week. On Tuesday, the network shared a string of corrections alongside evidence of the errors from the Twitter feed Four Corners

Hitting back: The ABC sensationally hit out at Netflix over series four of The Crown this week. On Tuesday, the network shared a string of corrections alongside evidence of the errors from the Twitter feed Four Corners

Portrayal: The interview was featured in episode six, Terra Nullius, and showed Hawke - played by Richard Roxburgh - saying about the Queen: 'You wouldn't put a pig in charge of a herd of prime beef cattle, even if it does look good in twin set and pearls'

Portrayal: The interview was featured in episode six, Terra Nullius, and showed Hawke – played by Richard Roxburgh – saying about the Queen: ‘You wouldn’t put a pig in charge of a herd of prime beef cattle, even if it does look good in twin set and pearls’

But sharing footage from the show, the network disputed: ‘While we’ve enjoyed your creative license, Hawke did not call the Queen a pig on our show. Here’s what he really said. Thnx again @netflix!’ 

In a four-part tweet which racked up hundreds of likes, the show added: ‘Hey @netflix Huge fan. While we’re loving the fact that you’ve featured us in The Crown, we’re in the business of facts and there are a few things we want to clear up…’

The team then pointed out that the Bob Hawke interview took place on February 12, rather than February 26.  

‘We went back and found a TV guide just to check our archivists are as sharp as we thought, and they’re spot on (see attached),’ they added.

Making headlines: It comes after Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, recently raised his own concerns about the royal drama's accuracy. Pictured is Olivia Colman as The Queen in the hit show

Making headlines: It comes after Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, recently raised his own concerns about the royal drama’s accuracy. Pictured is Olivia Colman as The Queen in the hit show

Meanwhile, the third tweet disputed the location of the interview.

‘The Hawke interview was in Melbourne, not in our Canberra studios as you say in the show (although we’re impressed with your knowledge of our nation’s capital),’ the post read.

Netflix have yet to respond to the tweets. 

It comes after Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, recently raised his own concerns about the royal drama’s accuracy.

‘Americans tell me they have watched The Crown as if they have taken a history lesson. Well, they haven’t,’ he said to ITV.

‘It is very hard, there is a lot of conjecture and a lot of invention, isn’t there? You can hang it on fact but the bits in between are not fact.’


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