After portraying Queen Elizabeth on two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown, Claire Foy is now seen by many as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. Over the past few years, the 34-year-old actress quickly rose to fame and even won a Golden Globe and an Emmy award along the way. But according to a new Heat magazine report, Claire sometimes has had a hard time dealing with her newfound success.
“Claire is very pragmatic when it comes to fame. But it’s been overwhelming, how quickly things seem to have changed for her,” a source recently told the magazine.
While appearing on Vogue‘s November cover, Claire further explained that it took her some time to learn how to be confident. Claire said that she used to tell herself that she looked ugly. “I looked [like] s–t,” she said. “I was s–t at everything and my life was going to be a disaster.”
Luckily, Claire still believed deep down that she was destined for greatness. The actress is now promoting her latest film, The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story, and she’s learned to deal with her anxiety. In a previous interview with The Guardian, Claire explained that she used to use her anxiety as a “tool to survive.”
“If I knew a day was going to be ruined by anxiety, that was good in a way,” she said. “Because it meant I knew what was going to happen.” Though Claire is still trying to find the best ways to navigate her new Hollywood lifestyle, an insider told Heat that Claire still likes to feel like she’s just an average girl.
“She goes to her local [bar] with friends when she can, and tries to keep things as normal as possible for [her young daughter] Ivy.” the insider shared. “She likes that she rarely gets [photographed by papparazzi]. She doesn’t like Hollywood and would never dream of moving there.”