The Crown season three is almost here. This time around, Olivia Colman will be playing Queen Elizabeth II alongside a new star-studded cast including Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.
The Favourite star has spoken openly about the show, revealing why she won’t have the same coloured eyes as the monarch and telling one publication that she ‘bloody well hopes’ she’s being paid the same as Tobias, stating: ‘It’s not called Philip, it’s called The Crown.’
But it was her most recent revelation during an interview with The Sunday Times that has made headlines because it is (obviously) hilarious.
She told publication: ‘My husband stole some loo roll just to say we got it from Buckingham Palace.’
But the Oscar winning actress isn’t the only one to take a souvenir from the palace. Denise Van Outen says she took an ashtray and tissue box (although she later sent them back), and Emma Bunton claims she took a sign from the ladies.
Olivia and her husband Ed Sinclair visited the palace to attend a charity event, where they met Prince William. Olivia said he was ‘lovely’, recalling: ‘He has that thing where he makes you feel you’re the most exciting person in the room.’
However, if you had images of the Duke of Cambridge settling down in front of the telly watching The Crown, you’ll be disappointed to find out that while he’s aware of the show he’s never actually watched it.
Olivia also admitted that she’s ‘quietly obsessed’ with the Queen since nabbing the role of the monarch in the show.
She added: ‘We know she loves to escape to the Highlands.
‘She probably goes crazy up there — she must release in some way, running around naked, screaming and pulling her hair out.’