‘The Crown’ star Olivia Colman applauds King Charles III’s first speech

Emmy and a Golden Globe, Olivia Colman, who took on the role of Queen Elizabeth II for two seasons of Netflix’s show ‘The Crown’ paid tribute to the late monarch and praised King Charles III’s address to the nation after the Queen’s death during her appearance at Toronto International Film Festival. 

“I wouldn’t know where to begin with that,” she told Variety at the Variety Studio presented by King’s Hawaiian at the Toronto International Film Festival. “She made a promise as a young woman and she absolutely kept it with such dignity. We’re all incredibly impressed by what she did.”

The actress, 48, who was promoting her new film Empire Of Light at the Variety Studio, told the publication the King delivered his speech ‘so beautifully.  She added, “He did it about love, tolerance, and gentleness, and that is what she always wanted and she’s done.”

Even though “The Crown” stopped production when the Queen passed away, Colman is eager to hand the scepter to Imelda Staunton, another great British actress. Did she give the “Vera Drake” actress any advice?

“No! Who gives Imelda Staunton advice? She will be incredible,” Colman said with a laugh. “I can’t wait to watch her.”

King Charles III delivered his first address as sovereign Friday, after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. You can read the full transcript of his remarks.

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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