Olivia Colman admits she got too drunk at this year’s Oscars, so she actually can’t remember winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in “The Favourite”.
Colman appears on Friday’s “Graham Norton Show”, with her telling the host of the star-studded ceremony: “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!”
She also talks about her role as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” season 3, saying when asked if she’d met any royalty: “It didn’t go very well. I met Prince William at a dinner and 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.”
Colman is joined on the show by her co-star Helena Bonham Carter, who is taking on the role of Princess Margaret in “The Crown” season 3.
She says when asked about seeking the royal’s blessing to play the role via a psychic, “This story has gathered its own momentum. I actually went to see a friend about something else, but she has a talent for mediumship and she suddenly said, ‘Margaret is here. Does that mean anything?’
“I hadn’t actually said yes (to the part) yet, but thought I’d ask her if I should take the role and she said, ‘You’ll be better than the other one’.
“There was actually someone else up for the part and it was typical of Margaret. I’d met her a few times and you never really knew where you were with her, she had a way of complimenting and putting you down at the same time.”