“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).
- Purchase tickets to see Sarah Polley’s Women Talking in theaters.
- Watch Claire’s previous work in The Crown, First Man, and A Very British Scandal.
- Hear her full acceptance speech for the SeeHer Award.
- For more conversations, hear our talks with Cate Blanchett, Eddie Redmayne, Laura Dern, Tessa Thompson, Ethan Hawke, and Pedro Pascal.
- Order your Talk Easy mug in cream and navy or our vinyl record with Fran Lebowitz.