Claire Foy was a royal tease during a press conference for her new film Breathe at the London Film Festival on Wednesday (Oct. 4). The actress, who plays a young Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s series The Crown, revealed that she knows who’s next in line for the regal role … but refused to spill the beans.
The 33-year-old star remained tight-lipped on the news, but promised fans will be delighted with the casting choice. “I know who’s doing it and I’m not telling you … It’s really exciting and great and amazing!” she teased.
Though her two-season tenure is coming to a close, Claire gushed about the incredible experience, “I always knew from the get-go that I was only going to be doing two series. I’m just very, very grateful that I have had such a wonderful time playing that part and made friends for life,” she shared emotionally.
The Crown pulls back the curtain on a monarch struggling to adapt to her new position as head of state. The show returns for a second season on Dec. 8, and while its stars and creator have kept much of the plot under wraps, they have dropped a few hints, namely that it will explore the Queen's reign from 1956 to 1964.
After stepping out of the monarch's shoes, Claire quickly signed on to star opposite Andrew Garfieldin the emotional biopic Breathe. The film explores a couple's courage in the face of a debilitating polio diagnosis. The movie made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.