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Claire Foy says women have to “disappear” to have children or be judged for not having them

By Naomi Gordon

The Crown‘s Claire Foy has lamented the “weird” way in which women of a childbearing age are fecklessly judged by society – particularly in the UK.

The 33-year-old actress – who will relinquish her role as the Queen to Olivia Colman in in series three of the Netflix drama – told The Sunday Times: “When a woman gets to childbearing age, she has to disappear or not have children and then be judged – it’s really weird.”

The star argued that women aren’t encouraged enough to return to the workplace, although she said she was lucky to have support when she went back to the set of The Crown four months after welcoming her first child with husband Stephen Campbell Moore.

“Women find it incredibly difficult to go back to work after children,” she continued. “It’s not encouraged, especially in the UK. It’s just not the norm.”

Foy had auditioned for The Crown while five months pregnant with daughter Ivy Rose – who is now two – and breastfed Ivy in-between shooting scenes.

She added that she was “very fortunate [the production] supported me in doing that”.

Meanwhile, Foy recently announced her split from actor Campbell Moore after four years of marriage.

When asked by the publication whether “Campbell Moore was jealous of her career, much like the Duke of Edinburgh was in The Crown“, due to her higher profile, she replied: “I can’t speak for anybody else, but I’ve never been like that, and there’s no way I could be in any partnership with anyone where that’s the case.”

Announcing their amicable split last month, Foy told The Sun: “We have separated and have been for some time.

“We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another.”

The pair met in 2011 on the set of Season of the Witch.

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Claire Foy featured in Vanity Fair’s 24th Annual Hollywood Issue

Claire Foy featured in Vanity Fair’s 24th Annual Hollywood Issue

By: James Wolcott

In the quarter-century since Vanity Fair launched the Hollywood Issue, show business has changed in fundamental ways, as have magazines. But a star-studded, foldout cover remains a surefire thrill. This year’s portfolio goes inside the cover’s creation, which took place in L.A. and New York as Annie Leibovitz photographed 12 of film and TV’s most iconic actors—with a non-actor corralled for the shoot for his last V.F. hurrah.

The films and TV shows represented by the actors in this year’s Hollywood Portfolio—which for the first time offers a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot—took the #MeToo movement in stride, offering strong women in leading roles, as well as strong men supporting them. Here we have Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman summoning the women’s battle cry of Big Little Lies alongside Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the indispensable sidekick to The Post heroine Katharine Graham. There’s also Claire Foy and Gal Gadot, embodiments of their formidable characters, the Queen and Wonder Woman, and one possible future female president in the mix. Movies have always thrived on relevance, and this year’s cover stars don’t hesitate to make a statement about the times we’re living in and the changes that need to happen.

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CLAIRE FOY, actor.
7 films, including Unsane (2018); 16 television shows, including The Crown, Season Two (2017).

Quintessential Englishness is the viola Claire Foy plays, usually in period costume. Foy was outfitted with the poshy title of Lady Persephone Towyn in the remake of Upstairs, Downstairs (BBC), lost her head as Anne Boleyn on Wolf Hall (BBC), and was reconstituted for greatness as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown (Netflix), contending with a moody husband, a lumbering Winston Churchill, a sprawling empire, and the deadweight of protocols and precedents—all while maintaining cameo-brooch composure. In royalty, as in theater, the show must go on.

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Gallery Update: ‘The Crown’ 2.01 Screencaps & More

Gallery Update: ‘The Crown’ 2.01 Screencaps & More

HD screencaps of Claire in episode 2.01 of The Crown have been added to the gallery. We also recently added posters, stills, and on set photos from The Crown as well as new event and interview images and magazine scans. Enjoy all the new additions and look for more screencaps to be added soon.

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Claire Foy looks back on her reign as Queen Elizabeth II

By: Shirley Li

Claire Foy made Peter Morgan’s job easy. As Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown, the 33-year-old actress delivered a Golden Globe-winning performance the show’s creator says he depended on throughout the first two seasons of the Netflix period drama. “I don’t have to give her fireworks to make her feel like she’s the epicenter of everything,” he explains. “With Claire, you could push her in any direction. Her comic timing is good, her sense of tragedy is good…. No matter what we gave her to do, she would be able to do it, so that gave me enormous freedom as a writer.”

Though Foy departs the show along with the rest of its principal cast after season 2, she’s already scored her next role, as troubled hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Dragon Tattoo sequel The Girl in the Spider’s Web (slated for 2018). Here, she talks the end of her small-screen sovereignty. (Spoilers for The Crown season 2 ahead!)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was it like saying goodbye to Elizabeth during your final scene?
CLAIRE FOY: It was surreal. It’s very difficult to prepare yourself for that moment. Ultimately what you end up feeling is just sort of confused and that you need to go home and have a lie-down, really.

Season 2 delves deeper into examining Elizabeth’s restraint, even while those around her fail her. What was the key to tapping into that?
I think the moments when Elizabeth really becomes angry is when she’s lied to. She’s been very disappointed by the men in her life for their lack of endurance. She feels left out, and what makes her angry more than anything else in the world is the sense that people aren’t trying their best.
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