Claire Foy Fan

categorized as: Articles, Interviews posted by Dani October 17, 2017

Hello Giggles – Lots of young actresses dream of wealth and fame. But that was never the end goal for Claire Foy, the British actress whose rise to fame recently skyrocketed after winning a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown. It’s so popular, even the real Queen watches the show IRL!

Foy has been acting for ten years, mainly in BBC biopics such as Little Dorrit, Upstairs Downstairs, and Wolf Hall. Prestigious, yes, but far from mainstream. But all that changed when she stepped into the Queen’s shoes for The Crown.

We all know that Foy’s performance was brilliant. But the actress says the fact that people watched the series in the States shocked her.

“We knew it got good reviews and people were watching it,” Foy told NYLON. “We knew people in the industry were watching it because we got some lovely emails from colleagues and peers and stuff. But I had no concept of the fact that anyone watched it in America or anything, because it’s thousands of miles away.”
It wasn’t until doing press and hearing her name was announced at the Golden Globes that Foy realized just how many people were watching — and loving — the show.

“When I won, it was a very surreal and slightly disconcerting moment,” she continued. “The thing that I really remember is, I accepted it, walked off the stage, and just kept saying, ‘Oh my god, oh my god, OHMYGOD’ really loudly. And then we won drama series and I was like, ‘What the fuck is going on?’”
Despite Foy’s surprise, it’s not shocking to us that she won — her performance was stellar.
Luckily, we’ll get to see her work her magic in a bunch of upcoming projects. She stars alongside Andrew Garfield in the new film Breathe, which just hit theaters yesterday.

But that’s not all.
She’ll also play Lisbeth Salander in the forthcoming film The Girl in the Spider’s Web. AND, Damien Chazelle cast her alongside Ryan Gosling in the Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man. Phew!

And of course, we can’t wait to see her reprise the role of Queen Elizabeth II! Season 2 of The Crown hits Netflix in December.

categorized as: Articles, Interviews posted by Dani October 17, 2017

The Sun – The star of the hit Netflix drama says she wouldn’t be willing to support the monarchy if people opposed its existence – and, as well as comparing Queen Elizabeth to Madonna, said she is delighted she doesn’t have to play her any more.

Claire Foy has made some surprising comments about her view on the Queen, whom she plays in The Crown
Mum of one Claire, a Stockport native who identifies as a “commoner”, has played the now-91-year-old monarch for two series, and is now handing over to an older actress.

And explaining why she was more than happy to stop playing the Queen, Claire told The Daily Mail’s Weekend mag: “I need change.

“I need to play somebody who’s able to communicate on a more open level. And that’s not Elizabeth.”

She added: “I’ve been released! I’m no longer her, so I feel like I’ve escaped!”

The Crown has wowed critics, though some fans think it is not critical enough of the monarchy
Asked her general feelings on the British monarchy, Claire was not brimming with praise, and said she wouldn’t “personally” feel inclined to support them.

She said: “I don’t know if the Royal Family will always carry on, and if they don’t, I don’t know that I’d be out there waving a placard saying ‘Save the Monarchy’!”

She went on: “I don’t know whether I’d personally be doing that at all…

“I think the monarchy only works if it’s a source of good, and the British monarchy has done very well at realising that they’re there to serve the public.”

But after playing her for two series – which she never expected to do when the project first came her way – Claire is well aware that Queen Elizabeth is a nuanced character.

Comparing her to a slightly less regal woman, Claire said of the Head of State: “She’s sort of timeless and bias-less, which is how she needs to be… A bit like Madonna, really!”

Claire – who stars in the upcoming Stieg Larsson sequel The Girl In The Spider’s Web – added that she admires the Queen for “making time for herself” by occasionally escaping from her royal duties.

Giving her thoughts on the constraints of the Queen’s life, she explained: “There were moments…. when I really understood that she was trapped where she was, that she couldn’t get out.”

However, Claire’s ability to empathise with the monarch is limited, as she admitted: “Some of the decisions she makes, I struggle with….

“But I think that through making this amazing show I will always have a small understanding of her, but also a huge amount of respect for her because of what she’s had to go through, and how difficult times have been for her.”

Quite unlike her on-screen alter-ego, who she plays for the last time in series two of The Crown this December, Claire says she has worked all kinds of jobs “except medical stuff”, including being a checkout assistant in Tesco.

She said: “[It was a] dream job because I’d always wanted to work on a till – seriously, when I was younger I used to sit and look at tills in the Argos catalogue, I was so obsessed with them.

“So when I started working at Tesco, I was thinking: ‘Okay! Here we go! Ping ping!’. I loved it.”

But now a career in movies and TV means relaxed days with her husband Stephen Campbell Moore and their daughter, who’s two-and-a-half, are “few and far between”.

Series two of The Crown is being released on December 8 on Netflix when it will be available to binge watch.

categorized as: Gallery, Interviews, Videos posted by Dani October 17, 2017

Claire Foy appeared on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to promote her new movie ‘Breathe’. To do so, she talked about her hit series, ‘The Crown’, and about herself. Check out the video and photos below:

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Appearances & Events > 2017 > Oct 12 | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

categorized as: Breathe, Gallery, Videos posted by Dani October 11, 2017

Claire Foy was, this morning, at ‘Today Show’, in New York City, to talk about her new movie, ‘Breathe’. Check out the video and picture below:

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Appearances & Events > 2017 > Oct 11 | Today Show

categorized as: Breathe, Gallery, Videos posted by Dani October 11, 2017

Claire Foy attended, today (October 11), alongside her co-star Andrew Garfield and the director of ‘Breathe’, Andy Serkis, a discussion of the movie promoted at the AOL Build studios in New York City. Check out the complete appearance and pictures:

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Appearances & Events > 2017 > Oct 11 | Discussion of 'Breathe' at AOL Build

She was also spotted outside the studios, check out:

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Candids > 2017 > Oct 11 | Outside AOL Build studios in New York City