Claire Foy paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, following the monarch’s death at the age of 96 last week.
The actress, who played the Queen in seasons one and two of The crownspoke about the Queen’s death during the Toronto Film Festival, telling the BBC“I think she was an incredible monarch.
“She united people and she was a massive symbol of continuity, dignity and grace,” she continued.
“My main feeling is just thinking of her as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, really, and I’m so honored to have been a tiny part of her story.”
Olivia Colman, who took over from Foy for seasons three and four of the Netflix show, also paid tribute to the Queen.
“She made a promise as a young woman and she absolutely kept it with such dignity. We’re all incredibly impressed with what she’s done,” Colman said (via Variety).
Praising King Charles III’s first televised speech, she added: ‘From a British point of view he did it so well. He did it on love, tolerance and gentleness, and that’ is what she always wanted and she did.
“From the outside world looking at Britain, right now we have a comedy going on on one side – politics – and something so dignified. I felt proud to be British. I think it going to do a good job.”
The crown announced that he had put filming on season six on hold as a mark of respect to the late Queen.
It’s not yet known if season five, which stars Imelda Staunton, will be pushed back from its original November 2022 air date.
The crown seasons 1-4 are now streaming on Netflix. Seasons 1-3 are also available on DVD and Blu-ray.