Olivia Colman, an actual queen who also plays them in films and on television, copped a well-deserved Academy Award this year for her performance in The Favourite.
Her Best Actress victory was something of an upset, in that she beat Glenn Close, a six-time nominee who was expected to win on her seventh go-around for The Wife.
During a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, however, Colman admitted that she “can’t remember” much about Oscar night, as she’d had a bit too much to drink.
“The great thing about the Oscars is there is a bar just behind [the auditorium], so everyone is there. There are hundreds of seat fillers so almost everybody is in the bar getting bladdered.”
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Olivia Colman will next be seen in season three of The Crown, taking over the lead role of Queen Elizabeth II from Clare Foy.
The new season, which also stars Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret and returns on November 17, has earned stellar reviews so far.
Lorraine Ali of the LA Times said that Colman is “masterful as a cold but not uncaring figurehead for a country in need of solace.”Image: Getty Images / Jeff Kravitz