Is Claire Foy in ‘The Crown’ Season 4? Here's the exact moment to watch young Queen as fans ‘miss her dearly’
‘The Crown’ is back with a new era as the Royal Family is on the lookout for an appropriate bride for Prince Charles who is still unmarried at 30. When Lord Mountbatten is assassinated by the IRA, the family is rocked to its core and Charles loses his mentor. In the wake of that grief, a young Lady Diana Spencer enters the frame and the die is cast. Their wedding in 1981 is an occasion that unites the entire country in celebrating this seeming fairytale romance.
Every two seasons, the Netflix series comes up with a fresh set of faces. At the onset of Season 3, Olivia Colman stepped into the role of Queen Elizabeth II taking the baton from Claire Foy. The beloved actress gained international recognition for portraying the young Queen in the first two seasons and even clinched a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy award, among other accolades.
When Season 3 began, there was much backlash from fans as they missed the original cast — especially Claire Foy — and many didn't watch the subsequent two seasons due to the lack of familiarity. If you are one of those and are wondering if Foy will ever make a comeback on the show, here's some delightful news for you!
Set between 1979 and 1990, Season 4 dives into incredible tales from the past including South Georgia, where the invasion of the Falkland Islands sets Britain on a war footing, and across the world to Australia, where the Waleses embark on a politically sensitive tour after republican Prime Minister Bob Hawke has been elected. We will also be revisiting BalmoralCastle, where both Thatcher and Diana will be subjected to the infamous ‘Balmoral Tests’, and the beaches of Mustique, where Princess Margaret retreats during a difficult period in her life.
Episode 8 ‘48:1’ begins with a pleasant surprise as Claire Foy makes an appearance as the young Queen. One sunny day in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947, she starts her live recording session. “On this... the occasion of my 21st birthday, I welcome the opportunity to speak to all the peoples of the British Commonwealth and Empire.. wherever they live, whatever race they come from and whatever language they speak.”
She adds, “I am 6000 miles from the country I was born. But I am certainly not 6000 miles from home. That is the great privilege of belonging to our place in the worldwide Commonwealth.” The scene gradually shifts to the present time. But it is indeed breathtaking to catch a glimpse of Foy on the show that has transcended time.
Fans were taken aback to see her and couldn't stop showering touching tributes to her performance. “I had missed the performance of Claire Foy so much,” one said and another posted, “With Claire Foy #TheCrown.” A third chimed in, “Claire Foy came back to film an episode of The Crown season 4. I miss her dearly.”
A fourth added, “It's so cool how similar both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman deliver as Elizabeth II. #TheCrown.” But a fifth one differed on that stance. “Personally I feel Olivia Coleman doesn’t carry the same softness as Claire Foy did. Olivia’s queen feels too cold at times, but perhaps that’s the reality of how the character has had to change. #TheCrown.” Another Twitter user posted, “Good to see Claire Foy back in the role of the Queen, even if it's just for a short while. #TheCrown.”
I had missed the performance of Claire Foy so much 🥺 #TheCrown pic.twitter.com/yhlEtA3eOA— mihvillafuerte (@mihvillafuerte) November 16, 2020
With Claire Foy 😭 #TheCrown pic.twitter.com/HBsqHdJdja— best of claire foy (@bestclairefoy) November 15, 2020
Claire Foy came back to film an episode of The Crown season 4 😭 I miss her dearly. #TheCrown pic.twitter.com/702XKwVCTM— CH (@OfficialCWH) November 16, 2020
It's so cool how similar both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman deliver as Elizabeth II. #TheCrown— Braden Mills (he/him) (@Millskelly1) November 13, 2020
Personally I feel Olivia Coleman doesn’t carry the same softness as Claire Foy did. Olivia’s queen feels too cold at times, but perhaps that’s the reality of how the character has had to change. #TheCrown— Caris Rianne 🌻 (@carisrianne) November 15, 2020
Good to see Claire Foy back in the role of the Queen, even if it's just for a short while. #TheCrown— 🖤 (@Athena_Mart) November 15, 2020
Catch all 10 episodes of ‘The Crown’ Season 4 once they drop on November 15, 2020, on Netflix.