A meme can be born from anything: An awkward facial expression, a video still taken out of context, or some random slice of pop culture that resurfaces after years in obscurity.
While England’s Princess Diana is a famous figure, considering that she died tragically in 1997 you wouldn’t expect her to be the source of a meme in 2020. But thanks to the fourth season of The Crown debuting on Netflix that’s what’s happened, with the show’s recreation of a famous TV interview Diana gave getting memed right out of the gate.
In the clip Diana, portrayed by Emma Corin, makes a rapid sequence of odd facial expressions that people found too evocative to resist. Someone isolated the clip and put it on Twitter and a meme was born.
Me trying to decide what to have for dinner pic.twitter.com/cy1CVrMaXk
— Wayne David (@WayneDavid81) November 16, 2020
me pretending to pay attention when someone is explaining a board game pic.twitter.com/Blc5pxrS23
— Melissa Lozada-Oliva (@ellomelissa) November 16, 2020
when you’ve had one glass of wine on a weeknight and someone asks if you want another pic.twitter.com/TkYSWXqWZS
— emma lord (@dilemmalord) November 18, 2020
Me trying to follow the squigglies in my eye but still be cute about it. https://t.co/4tQnMndcV2
— Thicc & Tired (@charity_corin) November 17, 2020
Alyssa Edwards doing her makeup in the Drag Race workroom mirror pic.twitter.com/2Nk5Z7FJQO
— Laurence Barber (@bortlb) November 17, 2020
me: “take a pic of me, but make it look candid”
also me: pic.twitter.com/Tqa61cbgBe
— bally singh (@putasinghonit) November 16, 2020
me acting like I’m listening when my brother tries to explain why he doesn’t like some wrestlers that I do https://t.co/rYLT7yOkLJ
— Charles (@cdulaney85) November 18, 2020
Me on a Zoom call pretending I’m listening and not just looking at myself
— Hannah Tindle (@hannahtindle) November 16, 2020
Me trying to move objects by looking at them after watching Matilda pic.twitter.com/ndIxfVGQsF
— Todd (@ToddR_) November 17, 2020
Me looking in rearview mirror after a date wondering if my agreeable nods looked weird or charming. https://t.co/coXZmQbwPe
— Owl in the Shower☮️ (@History4Life92) November 19, 2020