The Crown is filled with romance, tension and twists, and heartbreaks. The show reportedly portrays an almost accurate set of events about the royal family, post the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
The show has a massive global fan following, so here are a few interesting facts about the show.
Claire Foy earned lesser than Matt Smith
Even though Claire Foy played the role of Queen Elizabeth around whom the series has been focused, she was paid lesser than Matt Smith, who played her husband, Prince Philip. This pay gap is said to be due to Matt Smith’s higher popularity.
The cast of The Crown supported Sussex’s decision of stepping down from the Royal Family
The news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping down from the royal family came as a surprise, and people had their personal views on this decision. While some lauded this decision, others were not very happy about it. But the cast of The Crown supported their decision and wished them luck.
The investiture ceremony of Prince Charles shown in the second season was shot exactly at the same location of the real event
The Crown portrays real-life events of the royal family since the reign of Queen Elizabeth. And to bring perfection to the show, some of the events have been portrayed exactly the way they occurred. One of them being the investiture ceremony of Prince Charles. The event took place in Wales, and the makers shot the scene at the same location where it had happened in real life.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy watching the show
The show has a massive fan following all over the world, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no strangers to it. Following an excerpt from the book Harry: Life, Loss, and Love, we got to know that they, too, are fans of the show.
Tobias Menzies wasn’t interested in the Royal Family until he was cast as Prince Philip
Tobias Menzies was not someone who was massively interested in the royal family or read up on them. He also confessed that he was quite intrigued by the life of Prince Philip, whom he portrays in the third season.
The show has won more than 25 prestigious awards just for the first two seasons
Within the first two seasons itself, the show had bagged 25 major awards and several nominations to their name. The awards included Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Television Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others.
Olivia Colman was not very confident about replacing Claire Foy
Claire Foy had so perfectly justified the role of Queen Elizabeth that Olivia Colman was nervous about taking that role from her. The Academy Award-winning actor was quoted saying that it was a “horrendous” prospect to have replaced Claire Foy with her.
Helena Bonham Carter had real-life acquaintances with Princess Margaret
Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the role of Princess Margaret in the third and fourth seasons, revealed that she met the Princess in real life, and her uncle was quite close to her.
Peter Morgan, the creator of the show has no interest in meeting the real Queen
Peter Morgan, who is the creator of The Crown, said that he does not wish to meet the Queen. He feels that it would be uncomfortable and unnatural to meet the Queen, and he would be getting embarrassed.
Being one the best series to binge-watch on Netflix, the show also enjoys a great fan following. The fans are always open to new, unknown facts about their favorite shows.
source: ‘The Crown’