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Olivia Colman Reveals Why It's 'Horrendous' Taking Over Claire Foy's Role on 'The Crown'

Olivia Colman Reveals Why It's 'Horrendous' Taking Over Claire Foy's Role on 'The Crown'

Olivia Colman is in character as Queen Elizabeth in EW‘s preview issue for The Crown‘s third season!

In the interview, Olivia spoke about what it was like taking over the role from Claire Foy, who played the part in seasons one and two. Claire won many awards, including a Golden Globe and Emmy, for her work on the Netflix show.

“It’s horrendous. Everyone loves Claire Foy, so I have got the worst job in the world at the moment. You’re saying all the worst things, thanks!” Olivia joked, before adding, “It’s the same as any classical play you do — everyone will have already played that part before. The first week, I did feel myself trying to do Claire impressions. ‘What would she have done?’”

For more from Claire, visit EW.com.

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