CLAIRE FOY

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Foy, 33, the Golden Globe–win­ning ac­tress for The Crown, reprises her role as Queen El­iz­a­beth II when sea­son two of the ac­claimed Net­flix se­ries picks up Dec. 8. The monarch faces the down­fall of Prime Min­is­ter Harold Macmil­lan (An­ton Lesser) and the in­tro­duc­tion of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy (Michael C. Hall) and wife Jackie (Jodi Bal­four). 9JCV JCXG [QW NGCTPGF HTQO RNC[ing Queen El­iz­a­beth? Well, crikey! She’s a mys­tery. I think she’s sphinx­like, a very sim­ple woman who does ex­tra­or­di­nary things. +H [QW YGTG SWGGP YJCV CURGEV QH [QWT NKHG YQWNF [QW OKUU! Free­dom. She’s never had the op­por­tu­nity to choose what her life would be like; it was sup­plied for her by cir­cum­stance and by her place in the world. That’s ex­tra­or­di­nary. ;QWoXG DGGP DTWUJKPI WR [QWT #OGTKECP CEEGPV HQT VJG TQNG QH CUVTQPCWV 0GKN #TOUVTQPIoU YKHG ,CPGV KP First Man This is the sort of job that I could not have even in my wildest, deep, dark night ter­rors imag­ined. The thing that gives me so­lace is that di­rec­tor Damien Chazelle [Whiplash, La La Land] and Ryan Gosling [Neil Arm­strong] are such lovely peo­ple. &KF [QW JCXG CP[ WPWUWCN LQDU DGHQTG [QWT act­ing ca­reer? Com­ing from a sin­gle-par­ent home with three chil­dren, I started work­ing when I was 13. I’ve worked in a park, in a café, I was a wait­ress at wed­dings, a se­cu­rity }Õ>À`] > w“ V>ÌiÀiÀ] > «ˆ>˜œ Ìi>V…iÀ° ܜÀŽi` in a hat fac­tory, a box fac­tory; I was a sales­per­son on the phone, and I gave away free news­pa­pers.

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