“Olivia Coleman is the new Queen Elizabeth on ‘The Crown’, yay” links

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Olivia Coleman is your new QEII on The Crown. Bow down! (I actually love this choice and Olivia will be a great QEII.) [Buzzfeed]
Rosamund Pike wore a very simple & pretty Dior. I like it! [Go Fug Yourself]
Lainey analyzes the Chinese horoscope of Snake Emoji Taylor Swift. [LaineyGossip]
Lionel Richie’s new catchphrase is pretty dumb. [Dlisted]
Donald Trump will make the bigliest & best ad campaign. [Jezebel]
Harvey Weinstein is suing his old company, because why not. [Pajiba]
Ed Sheeran approves of Joe Alwyn, apparently. [Wonderwall]
Anna Wintour & James Corden enjoy each other, apparently. [OMG Blog]
Morning news anchor barfs on live television. [The Blemish]


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  1. jello says:

    I’ll miss Claire Foy, she was incredible!

    • Ytbtet says:

      I’m not a fan of switching actors

      • tealily says:

        I think it’s better than aging people with makeup, though. That’s so distracting to me.

      • Alexandria says:

        Unfortunately, the shows’ premise is based on HM life along the years and the producers decided that a new actress (and cast) would be cast every two seasons (I think), instead of artificially aging. I found this quite interesting.

      • Jerusha says:

        Olivia(yay!)will play the Queen from 40 to 60. If the series continues on, another actress will take over for 60 to 90, according to what I read.

      • Cranberry says:

        I tend to agree with tealily. Depending on how much it’s used, a couple scenes or so, then I can get passed it. Other wise, I struggle between looking at the makeup or wanting to look away because I can’t internalize the facial expressions.

  2. Ally says:

    This is great news. I was sad about the lovely Claire Foy not being in it eventually, but Olivia Colman has the same sweet, smart grace that makes the show so watchable. (I’m thinking the queen is probably a tad more sharp-edged, tbh.)

    Also, ugh about Weinstein. One more bit of evidence for how unremorseful he is. His company should sue him to have him repay his travel expenses, since he was using the trips for personal crime-committing rather than business purposes.

    • Katenotkatie says:

      Have you watched her in Fleabag? She is delightfully bitchy in it, so I think she’ll have no problem bringing the steel to QEII.

    • Ankhel says:

      The company should counter sue for damages, is what they should do. Who knows what Harvey’s actions will cost them.

  3. Mia4s says:

    Perfect choice to take over! Olivia is incredible. I’m really glad they’re not going to bad makeup aging route.

  4. minx says:

    Oh, I think she’ll be wonderful. Can’t wait for the next season.

  5. Pedro45 says:

    Olivia Colman should be in everything. Please don’t ever tell me that she is a problematic person in real life! In my mind, she is a delightful human being.

    • Ankhel says:

      Olivia Coleman looks after her elderly parents, carries baskets of food and ale to the less privileged, and enjoys gardening and hedgehog breeding in her spare time.

      (I have no idea what this fine woman does, but it seems to me as a foreigner that this must be true.)

    • Meggles says:

      I met her once, and she is basically the only actress who’s as shy and awkward as I am. In a good way. A lot of times when you meet famous people you end up gibbering awkwardly at them while they sort of smile regally, but with Olivia is was two awkward people gibbering at each other. It’s a cliche to say “down to earth” but she SO IS. Lovely, lovely person.

      • Pedro45 says:

        Oh, thank goodness! I really need to believe in some human decency right now.

        Seriously, she should be in all the things because she’s pretty much the best part of anything that I have seen her in.

      • Carrie1 says:

        If you want, look up the episode on YouTube of Graham Norton show when Olivia was on with David Tennant. Her personality really comes through and she and David share a funny story which gives an idea of what she’s like in real life. It’s a fun episode, as GN always is.

  6. Tiffany says:

    Okay, that one chip challenge video, funny as hell. I know it was wrong to laugh but damn, that was great.

  7. Gina says:

    I think Olivia Colman is great! I’ll watch anything she’s in….good thing I really enjoy The Crown. I too think switching to someone more age appropriate versus makeup is a better idea.

  8. Olive says:

    she will always be sophie to me <3

  9. trollontheloose says:

    her acting in Broadchurch is so raw, so human..I never see her as Olivia but the woman whose husband is a criminal from the lowest.

    • Coqui says:

      She’s just brilliant in ‘Broadchurch’ and I can’t wait to see what she does with the Queen.

  10. third ginger says:

    Great choice. She is one of the best actresses around!!

  11. Donna says:

    I’m sure she’ll be fantastic, but I really loved Claire Foy.

  12. Cranberry says:

    I like Olivia. I’m glad she got the job although I wouldn’t have thought of her to follow Claire for this role. Off hand I would have thought Helen McCrory or Anne-Marie Duff or how about even Helena Bonham Carter. That would be interesting though she seems to only do movies. Maybe these ladies are older than Olivia, but I think they’ve got that same sharp, bitchy quality Claire has down in their bones, and I love it.

  13. DiamondGirl says:

    I love her in Broadchurch and The Night Manager.