Claire Foy

I’ve seen a different way of making things with Women Talking. We can be more professional in the creative industry, while still being incredibly creative. It can be a safer place for everybody.”

-Claire Foy, episode 312 of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

This week, we’re joined by actor Claire Foy! We discuss her compelling performance in Sarah Polley’s Women Talking (5:10), the painful journey of her character, Salome (7:50), and a pivotal scene from the film (11:50). [To skip ahead, the conversation around Women Talking ends at 15:10.] Then, Foy describes growing up in England (16:08), her path to drama school in Liverpool (21:49), and her on-screen debut in the BBC adaptation of Little Dorrit (26:24).

On the back-half, she describes working with Nicolas Cage (31:00), balancing motherhood and her starring role in The Crown (33:57), the evolution she’s witnessed in the film industry (39:12), and her lifelong appreciation of ordinary lives (44:47).

Original illustration by Krishna ShenoiReference image by Charlotte Hadden.

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