Dominic West showed off his impressive break-dancing skills during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night.

The actor, 53, was a guest on the late-night show to discuss his role as Prince Charles in the fifth series of The Crown, and went onto address the backlash he’s faced from fans complaining he’s ‘too handsome’ to play the role.

Asked about fans’ comments around his casting as the now-King, Dominic replied: ‘Well thank you very much. I’ve had worse criticisms.’

Amusing: Dominic West showed off his impressive break-dancing skills during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night

The Crown’s newest series focuses on the decline of Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana, and the time his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles became public knowledge.

During the interview, Dominic told Jimmy that for Charles the era was ‘the lowest point of his life.’

Jimmy asked: ‘Does that make you at all nervous seeing as he could have you beheaded if he wants to, he’s the king.’

Sensational: The actor was a guest on the late-night show to discuss his role as Princes Charles in the fifth series of The Crown, and recreated the now-King's famous dancing

Sensational: The actor was a guest on the late-night show to discuss his role as Princes Charles in the fifth series of The Crown, and recreated the now-King’s famous dancing

Statement: During the interview, Dominic also addressed backlash he's faced from fans for playing Charles, with many complaining he's 'too handsome' for the role

Statement: During the interview, Dominic also addressed backlash he’s faced from fans for playing Charles, with many complaining he’s ‘too handsome’ for the role

Explaining: Asked about fans' comments around his casting as the now-King, Dominic replied: 'Well thank you very much. I've had worse criticisms'

Explaining: Asked about fans’ comments around his casting as the now-King, Dominic replied: ‘Well thank you very much. I’ve had worse criticisms’

Insight: During the interview, Dominic told Jimmy that for Charles, the era when his marriage to Diana declined was 'the lowest point of his life'

Insight: During the interview, Dominic told Jimmy that for Charles, the era when his marriage to Diana declined was ‘the lowest point of his life’

Dominic replied: ‘Right, yeah, well, no he can’t. I mean, they’ve sort of tried. They’re having a go. This was his sort of nadir of his whole life. 

‘You see pictures of him then and video and stuff and he’s very, very sad and that’s quite a responsibility taking that on.’

Dominic then went onto detail his process for recreating the famous moment Charles showed off his breakdancing skills at a charity event in 1985.

Dance it out! Dominic then went onto detail his process for recreating the famous moment Charles showed off his breakdancing skills

Dance it out! Dominic then went onto detail his process for recreating the famous moment Charles showed off his breakdancing skills

What moves! The Royal lshowed off his impromptu dance moves while attending a charity event in 1985

What moves! The Royal lshowed off his impromptu dance moves while attending a charity event in 1985

Dance master! He told Jimmy: 'Charles is quite proud of his dancing, he does a lot of Scottish dancing'

Dance master! He told Jimmy: ‘Charles is quite proud of his dancing, he does a lot of Scottish dancing’

Challenging: He added: 'The difficulty is there's no rhythm, there's no, it's completely arhythmic'

Challenging: He added: ‘The difficulty is there’s no rhythm, there’s no, it’s completely arhythmic’

Dance it out! Getting up to demonstrate his version of Charles famous dance, Dominic added: 'It's much harder to dance out of time'

Dance it out! Getting up to demonstrate his version of Charles famous dance, Dominic added: ‘It’s much harder to dance out of time’

He told Jimmy: ‘Charles is quite proud of his dancing, he does a lot of Scottish dancing.

‘The difficulty is there’s no rhythm, there’s no, it’s completely arhythmic, so you can’t sort of, the trouble I found is the music is playing you get too much into the rhythm which is a fatal mistake.’

Jimmy added: ‘I think he’s a good sport just for dancing in the first place.’

Getting up to demonstrate his version of Charles famous dance, Dominic added: ‘It’s much harder to dance out of time.. he does it brilliantly,’ before showing off his version of the moves.

Smart: Dominic cut a dapper figure during his appearance on Himmy's show to promote his role in the fifth series of The Crown

Smart: Dominic cut a dapper figure during his appearance on Himmy’s show to promote his role in the fifth series of The Crown

The much anticipated fifth series of The Crown finally hit Netflix earlier this month, and within hours of its release viewers took to Twitter to share their immediate reaction. 

Many fans quickly questioned bosses’ casting of Dominic West as Prince Charles.

Flooding social media with their thoughts while binging through the controversial royal drama, viewers were quick to note that Dominic’s performance was ‘too charismatic’ to replicate the Royal.

'Miscast': The Crown fans have declared that Dominic is 'too good-looking' to play then-Prince Charles following the release of The Crown's long-awaited fifth series earlier this month

‘Miscast’: The Crown fans have declared that Dominic is ‘too good-looking’ to play then-Prince Charles following the release of The Crown’s long-awaited fifth series earlier this month

Role: The actor has taken over the role of the then Prince Charles from Josh O'Connor

Royal: Charles pictured in 1997

Role: The actor is taking on the role of the now-King (right in 1997) in the Netflix drama, but fans have noted he is ‘too charismatic’ to portray him during such a turbulent period

Series five of The Crown begins with Charles and Diana’s marriage at breaking point, and sets the stage for their 1991 separation and divorce five years later. 

While some fans noted Dominic’s charming persona, others claimed that he had been ‘miscast’ as Charles.

One tweeted: ‘Dominic West is too handsome to be portraying Prince Charles in The Crown,’ while another added: ‘#TheCrownNetflix just dropped and I have to say, strong start with the transition from past to present and Claire Foy, but Dominic West is just too handsome for Charles. Elizabeth Debicki is perfect as Diana.’

A third posted: ‘Dominic West has too much charm to be playing #that man,’ with one also posting: ‘Dominic West is way too charismatic to play Prince Charles.’

Jovial: Dominic was in high spirits as he arrived onto the famous chat show

Jovial: Dominic was in high spirits as he arrived onto the famous chat show



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