Claire Foy and Olivia Colman pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
During the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, two Emmy winners, who each won their respective awards for portrayingthe history-making monarch in Netflix's The Crown, talked about Queen Elizabeth II's death.
Foy told the BBC while at TIFF that she believed she was an exceptional monarch. She united people, and she was a major symbol of continuity and dignity and grace.
Foy said, "My main feeling is just thinking about her as a mother and a grandmother and a great-grandmother," and "I'm very grateful to have been a tiny part of her story.
Foy played the Queen in the first two seasons of The Crown, spanning the Queen's reign from 1947 to 1964. Colman, an Oscar winner, took over the role for Seasons 3 and 4.
Colman said to Variety that she wouldnt know where to begin with that. She made a promise as a young woman and she kept it with such dignity. We were all very impressed by what she accomplished.
Matt Smith, a former co-star who played Prince Philip, confessed during the Today Show that he heard the Queen watching The Crown.
Smith said she used to watch The Crown on a Sunday night, adding that Philip was not a fan. A friend of mine [said] he has to ask, Have you ever seen The Crown? and apparently he turned to him and said, 'Dont be ridiculous.'
Prince Harry jokingly called him granddad for portraying the late ruler, according to a House of the Dragon actor.
The Crown halted filming after the Queen's death, with its creator Peter Morgan indicating that the decision was in order to honor the royal family's grieving.
Morgan wrote, via Deadline, that The Crown is a love letter to her, and that Ive nothing to add for the time being, but silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming as a result of our respect.
The Crown has been nominated for 63 Emmy Awards and has won 21 awards. Imelda Staunton will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the next season, alongside other new cast members.