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Claire Foy happy to leave ‘The Crown’

PTI | London |

Claire Foy says she is relieved to leave The Crown as she feels dedicating a long period of time to play a single character is a daunting task for an actor.

The 32-year-old actress, who essays the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the TV series, says she knew what she had signed up for and is glad that it is over, reported The Independent.

“That's not a shock we always knew when we signed up to it, and also not to be funny but it's also a real plus. As an actor there's nothing worse than the sound of 'seven years'.

“I'm sure to some people it sounds amazing but to us it's like, seven years of playing the same person? And this is a tough job, you know? It's long, a good nine-monther (working on the show each year). And that's a lot of your life that you sign over to it,” Foy says.

The show will take a leap in the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, where he co-star Matt Smith will be recast instead of artificially ageing them using prosthetics or CGI.

Foy adds that she will miss being on the show and says, “I'm going to miss it terribly. But I just can't wait to see where it goes, I just can't wait.”

The second season of The Crown is expected to hit Netflix in November and the third installment will follow next year.