Olivia Colman remarked, “We’re all extremely pleased by what she accomplished. Queen Elizabeth II made a pledge as a young woman and she completely kept it with such dignity.”
In seasons 3–4 of The Crown, Olivia Colman portrayed Queen Elizabeth II.
Olivia Colman is still coming to terms with the death and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. The Oscar-winning actress, who played the 96-year-old monarch in seasons three and four of The Crown, spoke up to Variety at the Toronto International Film Festival 2022 about how she truly felt about The Queen’s demise and King Charles III’s moving speech to the UK. Olivia said sincerely, “I wouldn’t know where to begin with it.
We’re all extremely inspired by what she achieved, Olivia Colman continued, “She made a pledge as a young woman and she completely kept it with such dignity.” Colman then compared how when viewing Great Britain from the outside at the moment, there is “some comedy” on one side with the “politics” and on the other hand, King Charles III’s address is something “so dignified.” Olivia also praised King Charles III’s speech, believing that he did it so “beautifully” from a “British point of view.”: “He did it about love, tolerance, and gentleness, and that is what she always wanted and she
The 48-year-old actress continued, “I felt happy to be British. I think he’s going to do a terrific job.” in reference to King Charles III’s future legacy.
Imelda Staunton, who succeeds Olivia Colman as the beloved monarch in The Crown Season 5, is thrilled to take up the role; The Crown Season 6 delayed filming as a gesture of respect to Queen Elizabeth II. Imelda Staunton will be amazing, so who gives her advice? Colman joked in the same interview when asked if she had any words of wisdom for the actress.