Claire Foy, star of The Crown, says she was “uncomfortable” with her success because she didn’t “deserve” it.

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Claire Foy, star of The Crown, says she was “uncomfortable” with her success because she didn’t “deserve” it.

Following her stint on Netflix’s The Crown, Claire Foy admitted she wasn’t happy with her level of success.

The 37-year-old actress won two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of the royal drama.

Claire admitted on the podcast Reign with Josh Smith that she didn’t ‘deserve’ such acclaim and said of her success, ‘I wish I had been able to enjoy it more.’

‘What I’ve learned is that it makes me feel uneasy,’ she explained.

‘Not that going to the parties and having lovely people be really nice to you isn’t wonderful, and it’s wonderful for people to enjoy what you’ve done, but I felt uneasy about it because I didn’t think I deserved it.

‘So that’s no fun, is it? That’s not nice because it just makes you feel hollower, I guess.’

‘But I don’t think, in all honesty, I don’t think I ever would’ve done,’ the TV star continued, adding that she ‘wishes she had been able to enjoy it more.’

I’m not sure if that’s necessarily in my character.’

‘Success in the way that I’ve experienced it, which is when people tell you that something you’ve done was worthwhile, is extremely difficult; unless you think it was worthwhile, it’s not really a success.’

‘It’s just a confusing sequence of award shows where you can’t really feel like you’re there, and it’s also transient, especially in my industry – it’s over before it’s begun,’ she says.

Despite the numerous awards she received for her role as the monarch, Claire suggested that she wouldn’t necessarily classify herself as a’success’ because of how she felt.

‘Success in the way that I’ve had it, which is because people say that something you’ve done is worthwhile is very difficult, and unless you think it’s worthwhile, it’s not really a success,’ she explained.

‘It’s just a confusing series of award shows where you can’t really feel like you’re there, and it’s also transient, especially in my industry, where you know it’s over before it starts.’

Claire played The Queen in the first two seasons of the Netflix show before Olivia Colman, 47, took over the role to reflect the aging monarch.

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