The 28-year-old actress has become a household name thanks to her portrayal of Princess Anne in ‘The Crown’ but she still lives in shared accommodation in London and doesn’t plan to move out any time soon.
Asked if she could now afford to buy a flat of her own, she said: “Oh gosh, no. That’s the reality of my work. Who knows? Who blimmin’ knows?
“Love is what keeps you in it. I’m not in it for money, or to buy a flat on my own. I’m in it just because I love to do it.”
Erin also admitted working on ‘The Crown’ has “put [her] off” the idea of getting married in the future.
She said: “To have spent a year in an unhappy marriage as Princess Anne has kind of put me off.”
The English actress recalled how “insane” the scale of the set felt when she arrived for work on ‘The Crown’ for the first time and admitted it was “mind-blowing” to share the screen with the likes of Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies.
She told Sunday Times magazine: “They are like prime goddesses and gods at their blimmin’ craft. You’re literally like, ‘Right, I just have to focus and do the best that I can.’ I have to say, I look back and I don’t know how I did it.”
Growing up, Erin whose parents split up when she was four “bunked” off school “all the time” but her passions came alive at the weekend, when she played football and attended drama classes.
And the actress came close to making sport her profession and had trials at Chelsea.
She said: “I loved it and I still think about it.”
But eventually she had to choose between the two and her “logical brain” saw her turn to acting as she deemed it the least risky, but she’d love to combine the two one day.
She said: “I watch ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, God. They can’t play football.’ Yeah, one day I’ll get my football film.”