Two TV queens are bowing to the real queen.
“The Crown” stars Claire Foy and Olivia Colman reflected on the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II and celebrated her 70-year reign.
Both Foy, 38, and Colman, 48, have portrayed the British monarch at different ages in the popular Netflix royal drama.
“I think she was an amazing monarch,” Foy told the BBC on Wednesday. “She brought people together and was a great symbol of continuity, dignity and grace.”
“My main feeling is just thinking of her as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, really,” the “First Man” actress continued. “I am so honored to have been a small part of her story.”
The Emmy winner played the sovereign in seasons 1 and 2 of “The Crown” – playing the queen as a young mother and ruler from 1947 to 1964.
Colman took on the role in the third and fourth seasons, covering the period from 1964 to 1991.
The Oscar winner sat down with Variety earlier this week and looked back on her legacy and service to her country.
“I wouldn’t know where to start with that,” Colman noted. “She made a promise when she was young and absolutely fulfilled it with such dignity. We are all incredibly impressed with what she has done.”
The “Night Manager” star also spoke about King Charles III’s first speech as the new monarch.
“From a British point of view, he did it very well,” she said. “He did it out of love and tolerance and kindness, and that’s what she always wanted and she did.”
“From the outside world looking at Britain at the moment, we have some comedy happening on one side – politics – and something so worthy. I felt proud to be British. I think he’s going to do a good job,” Colman said.
Foy’s co-star Matt Smith — who played young Prince Philip on the show — recently paid tribute to the late queen on the “Today” show on Thursday.
The 39-year-old “House of the Dragon” star also revealed that he watched “The Crown” on a projector, while the Duke of Edinburgh found the notion of watching the show “ridiculous”.
However, Smith is looking forward to attending the sovereign’s funeral on Monday.
“I think it’s a piece of history. I don’t think we’ll ever have a monarch who serves for 70 years again,” he said. “I want to be in London. I want to try. I think I want to share the ceremony of that, really,” he said. “[I want to] watch it at my local pub with a group of friends.”
Source : nypost.com