Claire Foy Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Foy won outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series at 2018 SAG Awards for her role in The Crown
Claire Foy took home the statue for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series at Sunday night’s award show for her role in The Crown.
Foy previously won this award in 2017 for her role as Britain’s longest-reigning queen in the Netflix historical drama.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly ahead of season 2’s premiere — which will be Foy’s last in the royal role — the actress revealed that playing the Queen had reshaped her perception of women in power.
“It’s a misconception, I think, that the Queen is in a position of power. She has no power, she can’t express power. She’s a woman who is a mother and a wife and is seen as a leader, and she wears it all very lightly, as I think most women do,” she said.
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“We are able to shoulder pretty much the world, and we do it on a daily basis! So her story is every woman’s story. I take away a huge amount of respect and admiration for her,” she added.
The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan 21.