The Crown: Olivia Colman admits that she was trying to make impressions of Claire Foy & # 39; for her first week on the set because she admits that following the award-winning actress & # 39; the worst job in the world & # 39; is
She faces another monarch after her Oscar-winning portrait of Queen Anne in The Favorite earlier this year.
But even with her experience and accolades, Olivia Colman has admitted that she was nervous about her newest role – playing Queen Elizabeth II for the third and fourth season of Netflix hit The Crown.
It was not so much the royal role that made the acclaimed actress nervous because she joked to Entertainment Weekly that she & # 39; the worst job in the world right now & # 39; has taken over from Claire Foy in the lead role.
Royal Role: Olivia Colman has admitted that she felt nervous in her newest role – Queen Elizabeth II playing for the third and fourth season of Netflix hit The Crown
Claire won an Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe during her two series on Peter Morgan's hit drama, and Olivia felt her influence on the set last year.
& # 39; It's the same as any classic piece you do – everyone will have played that role before & # 39 ;, she told EW. & # 39; The first week I felt myself trying to make Claire impressions. "What would she have done?"
She added that if the third series continues where series two stopped in 1964, it would make sense to emulate its predecessor.
Predecessor: it was not so much the royal role that troubled the actress, but she joked that she was & # 39; the worst job in the world right now & # 39; has taken over from Claire Foy (left)
& # 39; Maybe it was a genius idea that I did that. That was it! Yes, that was planned in advance! & # 39;
Despite the pressure from the role, Olivia admitted she & # 39; incredibly cool & # 39; was when she got the call about her casting. & # 39; The producers went: "So …" (I said) "Yes! Yes! I am really excited! Thank you very much!" I loved the first two seasons. & # 39;
Peter Morgan admitted in the same interview that Olivia was his first and only choice for the role, although her role in The Favorite was a bit damper. & # 39; Of course I would have preferred that she did not play another queen before. But it is so different – such & another tone, & # 39; he admitted.
The entire cast of The Crown has been swapped for the third and fourth series.
The role of your life: despite the pressure of the role, Olivia admitted she & # 39; incredibly cool & # 39; was when she got the call about her casting
Round three: the drama of Peter Morgan follows the royal household of 1963-1977
Helena Bonham Carter has taken over from Vanessa Kirby in the role of Princess Margaret, while Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip, who was previously played by Matt Smith and Ben Daniels the husband of Margaret plays Antony Armstrong-Jones – Lord Snowdon, a role previously was played by Matthew Goode.
An older Prince Charles is played by Bafta nominee Josh O & # 39; Connor and Emerald Fennell stars like Camilla
Diana from Emma Corrin is only seen in series four, but Jason Watkins appears in the third series as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Another queen! Peter Morgan admitted in the same interview that Olivia was his first and only choice for the role, although her role in The Favorite made things a bit damper
The new series will present historical moments such as the Aberfan disaster in 1966 and the first miner strikes between 1972 and 1974 alongside personal drama in the royal household, particularly unraveling the marriage of Margaret and Antony.
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.
The third season of The Crown is released on Netflix on November 17, 2019.
Academy Award: Olivia won an Oscar for playing Queen Anne in The Favorite earlier this year
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