Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
First look at The Crown’s new Queen
Fans of the hit Netflix series rejoice! The official Twitter account for cult show The Crown has unveiled the first look at the new Queen Elizabeth.
Replacing the show’s current leading lady, Claire Foy, in the Golden Globe-winning series, Olivia Colman has now stepped in to play the Queen for the next two seasons, which is currently in production.
On Monday, Netflix gave the world a sneak peek of Colman in character as the new Queen Elizabeth on the set of The Crown, releasing a first look of the upcoming series on Twitter.
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) 16 July 2018
In April, Colman expressed her excitement over her chance to play the role of Queen Elizabeth in a statement, which was also released on Twitter.
"I'm so thrilled to be part of The Crown," the actress exclaimed.
"I was utterly gripped watching it. A proper 'just one more' feeling. I think Claire Foy is an absolute genius. She's an incredible hard act to follow. I'm basically going to re-watch every episode and copy her."
As the series progresses through the decades of the current monarchy, other cast members that are also set to be replaced are Matt Smith’s character as Prince Philip, who will be played by Tobias Menzies. Meanwhile, Helena Bonham Carter will take over the role of Princess Margaret, which was played by Vanessa Kirby.
Bonham Carter told Variety at the Ocean’s 8 premiere recently that she had already “started prepping” ahead of filming her new TV role.
"It's exciting. We start in a few weeks, and I think we're all – we're completely terrified," Bonham Carter admitted.
"I think also because the first two seasons were such a success, we have the onus of inheriting the responsibility of doing justice to all these genuinely famous people, and then on top of it, inheriting them from this previous generation of actors who've done such good jobs."
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