“The Crown” stars Claire Foy covers the October 2017 issue of Town & Country Magazine photographed by Matthew Brooks.
On playing Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” and the idea of Her Majesty watching the show: “I would hate the idea of her watching it. When you’re playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish. I don’t want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything.”
On her rise to fame: “I’ve never been a particularly ambitious actor. I was eager to do great things, but I never was like, ‘What I have to do is become massive.’ I just thought, maybe I’ll do a job here and there, and that I’ll be nice and I’ll move on to a different stage of my life.”
On her experience at the Golden Globes: “The Golden Globes were really weird—absolutely amazing, but strange, because suddenly, without me knowing, while I’ve been busy working, people felt like I belonged in that room. And I’d be like, ‘No, you don’t understand. I haven’t changed, it’s still just me.’ There was definitely a moment after the awards where I needed to be alone in a dark room to try to understand what’s happening. I never got that moment. I got a martini and cracked on.”
On her upcoming departure from “The Crow” (the show plans to change its cast every two seasons to depict the royal family at different points in time): “I’m in massive denial. I don’t feel like it’s over. I’m waiting for it to hit me at some point that this stage of my life is finished, but it hasn’t happened yet.”
On life after “The Crown” — and her forthcoming films: “At this juncture I think it will find me. I think it will be a good time to sit down and take stock of what I want to do, which is possibly not acting, or where I want to go—all of those things you don’t really have time to think about when you’re working. I’ll probably have to consider all of that at some point, but not quite yet.”
Andrew Garfield on working opposite Claire in the upcoming feature film “Breathe”: “One of the great experiences of my creative life was getting to build this relationship and these characters with Claire. I was incredibly grateful and reassured every day working with Claire, because she’s so open and devoted to the truth.”
Cover: Dress by Bottega Veneta | Ear Clips by Van Cleef & Arpels
Image 1: Jacket by Berluti | Shirt by Ralph Lauren Collection | Earrings by Vhernier | Boots by Rene Caovilla
Image 2: Dress by Altuzarra | Rings by Pomellato
[Photo Credit: Matthew Brooks/Town & Country Magazine]
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