Olivia Colman has admitted turning into “almost obsessed” with the Queen while taking part in her in Netflix drama The Crown.
“She’s a rock for the nation,” she instructed BBC Breakfast throughout a break in filming the present’s forthcoming third season.
“Her training is she has to be stoic and strong,” the actress mentioned. “You never see what she’s thinking, which is eternally fascinating.”
The third season sees Colman take over from Claire Foy, who performed Elizabeth within the two that preceded it.
She is joined by Tobias Menzies, who takes on the position of Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter, who performs Princess Margaret, the Queen’s sister.
The new sequence shall be launched on the streaming service in its entirety on 17 November.
Breakfast reporter John Maguire caught up with the actors while they have been filming scenes at Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
The scenes in query recreate Prince Charles’s investiture as Prince of Wales, which passed off on 1 July 1969.
Shooting in locations the place the occasions being dramatised actually occurred “massively helps”, in response to Outlander star Menzies.
“It feeds into trying to step into who these people are and how they think and feel,” mentioned the actor, who takes over from Matt Smith on the award-winning drama.
“The show is as much an investigation of the institution as it is of the people – the pressures, the weird loneliness of it and what happens to a family within those strictures,” he continued.
“Hopefully this breathes life into it and what’s going on inside these people.”
“We get to see the most amazing places and inside the most extraordinary houses,” agreed Colman.
“The public aren’t there so you get to ask the experts ‘What’s that?’ We have a lovely time.”
Bonham Carter mentioned it felt “very special” to be in a real citadel portraying “fantastically complicated”, real-life people.
“They had amazing glamour and beauty, they were incredibly clever and multi-faceted,” she mentioned of Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon.
“Let’s hope we do them justice.”