Claire Foy has high praise for two of the major new cast additions in the second season of The Crown.
The biographical period drama launched on Netflix in November 2016 and tells the story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Filming was recently completed on ten new episodes, with Dexter star Michael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour (Quarry, Almost Anything) joining the cast as Jack and Jackie Kennedy.
Claire Foy, who plays the Queen, told Entertainment Weekly: “I absolutely fell in love with Jodi Balfour [who plays Jackie Kennedy]. She’s just brilliant, and Michael C. Hall [who plays Jack Kennedy] is just incredible.”
Foy hinted how the story develops in the new episodes: “You really see how amazing it is to put Philip and Elizabeth — their marriage and their world — suddenly into the 1960s.
“You see how the royal family has to start changing and move with the times and realize that things and people are different, and you start to see the evolution of the modern monarchy.”
The actress also revealed her thoughts on her costumes: “I loved wearing 1950s skirts, but I’m not a massive fan of the Queen’s choice of wardrobe.
“I think when she was younger she didn’t have to have the uniform, she was more free, but as she gets older in the second season, she becomes much more like, ‘This is what I wear for work.’ You start to see the formation of the queen as she looks now — the hair and everything.”
Season 2 is expected to premiere on Netflix this November.