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The Crown’s Claire Foy On How She Felt Portraying The Role Of Queen Elizabeth

February 02, 2018

With the world abuzz with news of the Royal Family, it’s easy to see why the Netflix original drama, The Crown, is so popular. Life as a royal is so intriguing to everyone in the world, and a chance to get a sliver of a glimpse causes us to go running in that direction.

The Crown chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from 1940 to the modern times. It shows us , first-hand, the trials and tribulations of a young woman with the weight of the world resting on her shoulders. Queen Elizabeth is beautifully portrayed by 33-year-old actress, Claire Foy.

Foy has been highly praised for her portrayal and has received a Screen Actors Guild Award alongside a Golden Globe. Taking on a role of such magnitude is no easy feat, but Foy has done it magnificently.

She was recently interviewed by the W Magazine about her time as an actress. She got sent the script for her role in The Crown when she was five months pregnant. Because of her state at the time, she didn’t assume the audition would go very far. “I kept thinking, ‘This is never going to happen!’” she said candidly.

They later offered her the role and she was faced with a very important decision. She was unsure how she would feel after having a child, and if she would be able to play the part accurately. After giving birth, she took the plunge and hasn’t looked back since.

When asked if she believed the Royal Family to have watched any episodes, she replied, “We definitely know that certain members of the Royal Family have watched it, and we definitely know that certain members of the household have watched it.” She continued later, “They were definitely aware of it. Whether they have watched ten hours of their life repeated back at them, I’m not sure.”

She also went on to add that, during shooting, they have people present who have truly worked for the Royal house. Having them around helps keep things, from wardrobe to the presentation, as accurate as possible. Check out the entire interview in the video, below.

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