Olivia Colman Asked Prince William If He's Seen "The Crown" And It Didn't Go Very Well

    "He asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, 'Actually, I know what you're doing.'"

    I'm sure you know Olivia Colman as this year's winner of the Best Actress Oscar and also the winner of my personal award for the Best Oscars Acceptance Speech Ever.

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    You probably also know that she's taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy in Season 3 of Netflix's The Crown, which is set to premiere this Sunday.


    Well, Olivia and her costar Helena Bonham Carter appeared on the Graham Norton Show last week to talk a little bit about the show.

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    And most importantly, she answered a question we've all been wondering about since 2016: Do any members of the royal family actually watch The Crown?

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    According to Olivia, she met Prince William at a dinner while they were filming the show, and he asked her what she'd been up to recently.

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    But the situation — in Olivia's words — "didn't go very well".

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    "He asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, 'Actually, I know what you're doing'," she explained.

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    "I was so excited and asked, 'Have you watched it?'" she went on.

    Apparently Prince William responded with a "firm no", but Olivia did say he was "very charming and very lovely", so that's nice.

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    You can watch clips from Olivia and Helena's interview on the Graham Norton Show YouTube channel.

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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