‘The Crown’ Creator Teases Helen Mirren to Follow Olivia Colman: ‘She Loves the Show’

‘The Crown’ Creator Teases Helen Mirren to Follow Olivia Colman: ‘She Loves the Show’
As “The Crown” gears up to introduce its next queen, Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, its creator is already eyeing her replacement. In an interview with EW, Peter Morgan let slip that while he has not yet discussed the possibility with Helen Mirren, the actress is a fan of the show.

Of course, Mirren is well-versed in the complexities of portraying the reigning Monarch of Great Britain, having already worked with Morgan on his lauded 2006 historical drama “The Queen.” That film, which was directed by Stephen Frears from a script by Morgan, earned Mirren her first and only Oscar (she’s been nominated four times).

“She loves the show,” said Morgan, who also serves as showrunner on the hit royal drama. “She thought there was nothing left to say, and I think she’s really surprised.”

The possibility of closing out the series with Mirren is not too far off,
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