Claire Foy Just Dedicated Her Emmy's Speech to Her Co-Star Matt Smith
The Crown star Claire Foy won an Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress at the 2018 Emmy Awards tonight. Foy, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth for two seasons of the Netflix series, gave a touching acceptance speech thanking her fellow nominees and her castmate, Matt Smith. The actress also reflected on her upcoming replacement in the series: for season three, which is being filmed now, Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth in Foy's place.
Read a full transcript of her speech here:
This wasn't supposed to happen. I just felt so proud then of being in the company of such extraordinary performances. And I know everyone is talking at the moment about women in the industry, but if that's anything to go by, bloody hell. That's technically not swearing. But Sandra Oh, I just love you. Listen, thank you, Emmys. I had the most extraordinary two and a half years of my life. I'm not going to cry on this program. I was given a role that I never thought I would ever get a chance to play. And I met people who I will love forever and ever and ever. And the show goes on, which makes me so, so proud. So I dedicate this to the next cast, the next generation. And I also dedicate this to Matt Smith. Thank you so much. This means so much. Thank you.
Relive Foy's best moments as Queen Elizabeth with a look back at season two of the series here.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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