The Crown director reveals that Oscar-winning star Olivia Colman could not wear blue contact lenses to match predecessor Claire Foy because she & # 39; all her acting ability & # 39; taken away
She plays the role of Queen Elizabeth II for the third and fourth series of the Netflix drama and takes over the role of Claire Foy.
But one thing that couldn't be transferred from one to the other seems to be her eye color, it was revealed in The Guardian & # 39; s Weekend magazine on Saturday.
To match both the royal and her predecessor, 35, the 45-year-old actress was equipped with blue contact lenses, but director Ben Caron said she had to remove them because it was like she was acting & # 39; behind a mask & # 39; while she wore them.
& # 39; Acting behind a mask & # 39 ;: crown director Ben Caron revealed on Saturday that Olivia Colman could not wear blue contact lenses that match predecessor Claire Foy
As he spoke to the publication, he explained: & # 39; It was as if we had taken all her acting power away and put it in a safe and locked it. & # 39;
The filmmaker then tried to give Olivia blue eyes in post-production, but felt that it was meaningless & # 39; and & # 39; seemed to diminish what she was doing & # 39; so they decided to let her keep her brown eyes.
Casting director Nina Gold went on to admit that the team always thought it should be Olivia & # 39; to replace Claire, because they have the same & # 39; quality & # 39; as the star that conveys its humanity in a very simple, clear, non-doing-something kind of way.
Candid: the filmmaker then tried to give Olivia blue eyes in post-production, but felt that & # 39; did not make sense & & # 39; and & # 39; seemed to diminish what she was doing & # 39;
Predecessors: Claire (center) and Matt Smith (left) portraits Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in the first and second season, set between the years 1947 and 1964
Olivia is accompanied by Tobias Menzies, who will portray Prince Phillip, in the footsteps of Matt Smith, while the third season follows the royal family from 1964 to 1977.
The new series and will display historical moments such as the 1966 Aberfan disaster and the first miner strikes between 1972 and 1974.
An important story that will be central to Prince Phillip is the Apollo 11 Moon Landing from 1969, which is seen by many as one of the most crucial moments of the 20th century.
Josh O & # 39; Connor of The Durrells takes on Prince Charles's role as a young man and will set the stage for his later marriage to Princess Diana through his early romance with Camilla Parker-Bowles (to be played by Emerald Fennell .)
Embarrassed: Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret. Fans will see the turbulent journey in the marriage of Margaret and Lord Snowdon (Ben Daniels)
Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret. Fans will see the turbulent journey in the marriage of Margaret and Lord Snowdon, which eventually led to their split in 1978 – a controversy among the royal family at the time.
Margaret & # 39; s marriage to Lord Snowdon (to be played by Ben Daniels) was seen by fans in the second series of the show when she fell in love with the boisterous aristocrat and decided to marry him in what seemed a surprise to some.
Jason Watkins also takes over the role of Prime Minister Harold Wilson and sees him working closely with Queen Elizabeth II to abolish the death penalty and stop discrimination against women and minorities.
The third season of The Crown is released on Netflix on November 17, 2019.
Announcement: The third season of The Crown will be released on Netflix on November 17, 2019
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