Claire Foy and Matt Smith would possibly not be taking part in Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II on “The Crown,” however the pair reunited on the Critics’ Selection Awards on Jan. 15. Foy’s film “Girls Speaking” used to be up for highest image, and Smith used to be nominated for highest supporting actor for his function as Daemon Targaryen in “Area of the Dragon.”
Foy and Smith portrayed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip within the first and 2d seasons of “The Crown,” depicting the early days of the past due queen’s time at the throne. In a while after Queen Elizabeth II’s loss of life on Sept. 8, 2022, Foy paid tribute in an interview with the BBC on the Toronto Movie Pageant. “I believe that she used to be an unbelievable monarch,” Foy mentioned. “She united other folks and she or he used to be an enormous image of continuity and dignity and charm. My primary feeling is simply eager about her as a mom and a grandmother and a great-grandmother, in reality. I am very commemorated to were a teeny tiny, small a part of her tale.”
In the meantime, Smith honored Prince Philip’s April 9, 2021 loss of life in a observation supplied to The Hollywood Reporter. “Prince Philip used to be the person. And he knew it. 99 and out, however what an innings. And what taste,” he wrote. “Thanks on your provider outdated chap — it would possibly not be the similar with out you.”
In 2017, Foy opened as much as POPSUGAR concerning the pressures of taking part in the sort of large function. “You are taking part in scenes with probably the most tough other folks within the nation, so for those who have been to sit down down and assume, ‘Proper, I’ll consider the enormity of the function I am taking up,’ you would most definitely now not be capable of stand up within the morning,” she mentioned. “I believe you simply need to take on a daily basis because it comes, and then you definitely in the end in finding your self on set the primary day, and it is all come in combination. The dress, the wig, the voice, the motion, the relationships . . . after which we simply were given on with it, I guess. We did up to we perhaps may just to get there.”
On the time, Smith echoed Foy’s ideas, telling POPSUGAR he attempted to not assume too exhausting concerning the importance of the section he used to be taking part in. “There is a little bit of trepidation I guess, however I am happy with it, completely,” he mentioned of his efficiency. “I believe it is excellent, high quality paintings. You do as a lot analysis, and as a lot considering, considering, considering, considering, considering, considering, and then you definitely forestall considering. You get started doing. That is it.”
Take a look at some footage of the duo’s reunion forward.