Olivia Colman has revealed that one of the royal family members is not a fan of The Crown.
- Prince William met Olivia Colman at a dinner ahead of the upcoming series of The Crown.
- When Olivia asked the prince if he watched the show his answer was a “firm” no.
- This royal news follows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reuniting with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The third series of The Crown is due to land on Netflix in just a matter of days.
And fans are excited to see Olivia Colman take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II, but now the star has spoken out about a royal encounter of her own.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Olivia Colman was asked if she had ever met a royal, to which she replied, “yes, but it didn’t go very well.”
The star said she struck up a conversation with Prince William, while the pair attended a dinner together.
She said, “He asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, ‘Actually, I know what you’re doing,’
“I was so excited and asked, ‘Have you watched it?’ His answer was a firm, ‘No.’
“But he was very charming and very lovely.”
Olivia also revealed that she worked with a movement coach to perfect the monarch’s walk.
“It turns out I can’t change what my body does,” she said. “So I still walk like me, which I’ve been told is like a farmer.”
The Oscar-winning actress appeared on the chat show alongside her co-star Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret in the series.
Helena Bonham Carter told Graham Norton that she used a psychic to speak to the ghost of Princess Margaret, before she had accepted the Netflix role, saying that she asked the late princess if she was happy for her to play the role.
Olivia Colman is set to play Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of the show.
Season three of The Crown is expected to dive into the different relationships held by Prince Charles.
The upcoming season will introduce Princess Diana, who is played by Pennyworth star Emma Corrin, with Gillian Anderson set to take on the role of Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of the hit Netflix show.
The Crown season three lands on Netflix on 17 November.