Matt Smith Interview – The Crown – “I probably did my best acting butt naked”



While playing Prince Philip in Netflix pricey new costume epic, The Crown, Matt Smith admits the role helped him uncover another side to the Queen’s fiery life partner as a decorated military officer, a passionate family man and a scandalous playboy – rather than the cantankerous figurehead we all know, prone to a never-ending series of public gaffes.


Q: It has to be weird playing Phillip, while getting your backside out?

SMITH: Why! He has a bum like everyone else, what’s weird about it. He’s a man who embraces his physicality and it’s a known fact that he would sleep naked. I probably did my best acting butt naked because it was my most stripped back, pardon the pun, honest moments.

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