Claire Foy says role on Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ was ‘uncomfortable’
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Claire Foy says role on Netflix's 'The Crown' was 'uncomfortable'

Netflix’s The Crown is one of the most popular shows on the streamer and has gained a worldwide fan following who enjoy getting a deeper and more intimate insight into the British royal family. However, recent controversies surrounding the upcoming fifth season have led the show’s stable foundation to become far more wobbly.

Created by Peter Morgan, the Emmy-winning show has staggering revenues and ever-growing popularity as it revolves around the story of the British monarchy following the ascension of Queen Elizabeth.

Covering the various decades in the Queen’s reign, the landscape keeps changing along with the actors. From Claire Foy being replaced as a young Queen by Olivia Colman, who played the middle-aged version of Elizabeth. Colman, in turn, has been replaced by Imelda Staunton to play the current version of the Queen. Foy has now suggested that she was “uncomfortable” about taking on the esteemed role.

Foy spoke to Josh Smith on his podcast Reign and opened up about the role. The actor confirmed that she felt strange about achieving success with the series: “I think it makes me feel uncomfortable, is what I’ve learned.

“Not that going to the parties and lovely people being really nice to you is amazing and is wonderful for people to enjoy things that you’ve done,” she continued. “But I felt uncomfortable with it because I basically fundamentally didn’t think I deserved it. So that’s no fun, is it?” she explained.

She continued: “That’s not nice because basically you just feel like it’s even more hollow, I suppose. I wish I had been able to enjoy it more, but I don’t think, in all honesty, I don’t think I ever would’ve done.

“I think I just don’t know whether that’s necessarily in my character. Success in the way that I’ve had it, which is because people say that something you have done has been worthwhile is very difficult unless you think it’s been worthwhile, then it’s not really a success.

“It’s just a very confusing sequence of award shows where you can’t really feel like you’re there, and also it’s transient, especially in my industry, you know it’s over before it’s begun,” she surmised.