Claire Foy and Matt Smith could not be enjoying Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II on “The Crown,” however the pair reunited on the Critics’ Alternative Awards on Jan. 15. Foy’s film “Girls Speaking” was up for greatest image, and Smith was nominated for greatest supporting actor for his function as Daemon Targaryen in “Home of the Dragon.”
Foy and Smith portrayed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip within the first and second seasons of “The Crown,” depicting the early days of the late queen’s time on the throne. Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Sept. 8, 2022, Foy paid tribute in an interview with the BBC on the Toronto Movie Competition. “I feel that she was an unimaginable monarch,” Foy mentioned. “She united folks and she or he was an enormous image of continuity and dignity and beauty. My foremost feeling is simply fascinated about her as a mom and a grandmother and a great-grandmother, actually. I am very honored to have been a teeny tiny, small a part of her story.”
In the meantime, Smith commemorated Prince Philip’s April 9, 2021 death in an announcement supplied to The Hollywood Reporter. “Prince Philip was the person. And he knew it. 99 and out, however what an innings. And what fashion,” he wrote. “Thanks in your service previous chap — it will not be the identical with out you.”
In 2017, Foy opened up to POPSUGAR in regards to the pressures of enjoying such an enormous function. “You are enjoying scenes with probably the most highly effective folks within the nation, so in case you have been to sit down down and assume, ‘Proper, I am going to consider the enormity of the function I am taking over,’ you’d in all probability not be capable of rise up within the morning,” she mentioned. “I feel you simply should take on daily basis because it comes, and then you definately ultimately end up on set the primary day, and it is all come collectively. The costume, the wig, the voice, the motion, the relationships . . . after which we simply acquired on with it, I suppose. We did as a lot as we presumably may to get there.”
On the time, Smith echoed Foy’s ideas, telling POPSUGAR he tried to not assume too laborious in regards to the significance of the half he was enjoying. “There is a little bit of trepidation I suppose, however I am happy with it, completely,” he mentioned of his efficiency. “I feel it is good, high quality work. You do as a lot analysis, and as a lot pondering, pondering, pondering, pondering, pondering, pondering, and then you definately cease pondering. You begin doing. That is it.”
Take a look at some images of the duo’s reunion forward.