Claire Foy Interview: “I think I’m inspired by anyone who devotes their life, their existence caring for another.” – ‘Breathe’
Two years ago, Claire Foy was a jobbing actress whose greatest claim to fame was a six-episode arc as Anne Boleyn in BBC’s Wolf Hall. It would take another queen to change it all.
Landing the stunning role of the young Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’ The Crown, the 33-year-old Mancunian has since become the toast of Hollywood thanks to her searing portrayal as the beloved royal, landing this year’s Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama.
And Foy is reaping the benefits. Reports are suggesting the actress has snagged the highly contested role of Lisbeth Salander in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo reboot right from under the nose of Alicia Vikander. And before that, she’ll star alongside Ryan Gosling in Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man. Nice work if you can get it.
“I can think of worse colleagues to have on a job,” she chuckles nervously. Pretty in a denim pinafore dress, with her auburn poker straight, framing striking green eyes, Foy is visibly rattled by the attention.