It was revealed last year that Olivia Colman will take over from Claire Foy in the next season of The Crown.
Netflix’s award-winning period drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom debuted in November 2016 and ten new episodes premiered on the streaming service last month.
The second season is Wolf Hall actress Foy’s last in the role of Elizabeth, however, with Broadchurch star Olivia Colman playing Elizabeth in Season 3 and Season 4.
The 43-year-old English actress won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in the BBC’s The Night Manager adaptation.
With the news now confirmed, Claire Foy told Variety: “I’ve known about it for ages, so I’ve secretly been jumping up and down for about three months. Going into the second series, there was a rumour that they were thinking of her, and I was like ‘yes, yes, yes!’
“I just think she’s extraordinary. She’s an extraordinary human being as well. I just think that she will make it her own. And I just can’t wait to see what she does with it.”
Asked if she’d be giving any advice to Colman, Foy said: “God, no! Absolutely not. I don’t have any advice for her at all.
“The only advice I can giver her is about taking vitamins to get through doing a TV show. But she’s done that before. I have no advice for her, but I would gladly talk to her for hours about anything.”
Creator Peter Morgan has plans for The Crown to run for six seasons and 60 episodes in total, with an entirely new cast taking over in Season 3 and again in Season 5 to better represent the main figures as they age.