Claire Foy won our hearts with her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, however, the actress will soon wave goodbye to viewers once season three rolls around.
The writer of the popular Netflix series, Peter Morgan shared that replacing the actress was always part of the plan, despite the waves of praise the Foy has received since the first series of the show.
Morgan explained that replacing the actress will give a more realistic portrayal of the Queen’s life, and with Olivia Coleman on board, it’ll certainly be one incredible performance.
However, Olivia admitted that taking over from Claire Foy will be intense. She certainly has big boots to fill.
Speaking to Radio Times, the Broadchurch star revealed, “She’s f***ing amazing and it’s a very hard act to follow.”
The pair met up to discuss the role of Queen Elizabeth II, with Claire sharing oodles of advice with her fellow actress, “The grown-ups put us in touch, so I could ask her about it and she was just lovely - she’s one of the sweetest people ever and she’s brilliant.”
Olivia may be feeling the pressure, but we know she’ll do an incredible job, especially with Claire Foy sharing her words of wisdom with her.
There are only a handful of months to go until the cast begin filming the third season of The Crown. We know Olivia Coleman will be playing Queen Elizabeth II and Helena Bonham Carter will star as Princess Margaret, but we can’t help but wonder who will be replacing Matt Smith, who plays Prince Phillip.
What actor would you like to see star as Prince Phillip?