The Crown star Claire Foy wears Bottega Veneta dress and Van Cleef & Arpels ear clips on the October cover of Town & Country photographed by Matthew Brookes with styling by Nicoletta Santoro.
On playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown and the idea of Her Majesty watching the show: “I would hate the idea of her watching it. When you’re playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish. I don’t want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything.”
On her rise to fame: “I’ve never been a particularly ambitious actor. I was eager to do great things, but I never was like, ‘What I have to do is become massive.’ I just thought, maybe I’ll do a job here and there, and that I’ll be nice and I’ll move on to a different stage of my life.”
On her experience at the Golden Globes: “The Golden Globes were really weird—absolutely amazing, but strange, because suddenly, without me knowing, while I’ve been busy working, people felt like I belonged in that room. And I’d be like, ‘No, you don’t understand. I haven’t changed, it’s still just me.’ There was definitely a moment after the awards where I needed to be alone in a dark room to try to understand what’s happening. I never got that moment. I got a martini and cracked on.”
On her upcoming departure from The Crown (the show plans to change its cast every two seasons to depict the royal family at different points in time): “I’m in massive denial. I don’t feel like it’s over. I’m waiting for it to hit me at some point that this stage of my life is finished, but it hasn’t happened yet.” (source)
Craig McDean shot the cover with styling by Jason Rider. (source)
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15TH 2017: Added new cover with Stranger Things casts. (source)
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 08TH 2017: Added two new covers with Jared Leto by Gavin Bond and Cillian Murphy by John Balsom. (source)
The cover stars are Zayn Malik, Stormzy and Adwoa Aboah. More covers to be unveiled soon. (source)
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The cover is shot by Alasdair McLellan. (source)
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Eric Ray Davidson shot the cover. (source)