Claire Foy On Portraying Queen Elizabeth II On Netflix’s 'The Crown': 'I Would Hate For Her To Watch It'
Despite an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, Claire Foy is not too sure the real-life queen should watch her small screen portrayal. The actress made the cover of Town & Country magazine’s October issue and also revealed for the publication that she doesn't think Queen Elizabeth would enjoy seeing the Netflix show.
‘I would hate the idea of her watching it. When you are playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish. I do not want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything,’ the 33-year-old actress explained.
In addition, The Crown will be switching the entire cast of the TV show every couple of seasons in order to portray them in an accurate manner at different stages of their lives.
What this means is that Claire Foy is not going to play the Queen for much longer.
About her exit, Foy stated she is yet to really wrap her head around it.
For now, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be over.
At the end of 2016, just before her important Golden Globe win, the star also opened up about what she would do if the Royals reached out to her after watching the series.
Foy stated that in her opinion they are too reserved for that, and so she doesn’t expect any kind of contact to take place, but if it did, she’d have an ‘existential crisis.’