If you are obsessed with Netflix's 'The Crown' and considered yourself the biggest fan, you're about to be dethroned. Former cast member Vanessa Kirby, who plays the role of Princess Magaret on the period drama based on the royal family, has revealed that Queen Elizabeth loves the show too. In an interview with The Guardian, The 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout' star said that a friend of hers was at a party with Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, and was told by the Princess that her "granny likes it".
When the series came up in a conversation at the party, Kirby's friend heard some people discussing 'The Crown'. A friend of Princess Beatrice reportedly claimed to know someone on the show and she responded by saying, "Well, my granny likes it."
"Although, I told someone else recently it was Eugenie... I got that wrong," Kirby added.
Kirby then went on to shower praise on her former costar Claire Foy who played the role of The Queen in the first two seasons of the widely popular show.
"Oh, she used to give me the look in our scenes together and I'd just be feeling... Aaaaargh... You're so internal!" she said about Foy. "You're so good! You're so subtle and I have to try so hard to rein it in!"
"Claire was much better about the show ending [for them] than I was. She said it was because I had such a personal synergy with Margaret, whereas the Queen remained a mystery to her."
'The Crown' is set to return for a third season but the release date is still being decided. Sadly, neither Kirby nor Foy will be resuming their roles. In their places, Helena Bonham Carter is going to portray Margaret and Olivia Colman will be the new Queen. It is clear from the interview that Kirby is nothing short of "gutted."
“'The Crown' was the best time of my life,” she told the outlet. “Saying goodbye to it was awful, I really grieved it, actually.” She also reportedly kept a photo of Margaret on her bedroom wall and used to gaze at it — it was something that helped her in all those 'What would Margaret do?' moments.
“The easy route would have been for me to just play her as the version of what she becomes later, the public persona of her that is so – I don’t know the right word – gauche?” Kirby said. "But I wanted to try and find the person she was before she hardened, before she became bitter and self-loathing, which is what I sensed. I wanted to find the torment that’s underneath those things. That, for me, made a real woman, even though the circumstances were ridiculous.”