Why Claire Foy Skipped the SAGs Despite Winning a Major Award
When the winner for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series at the 2018 SAG Awards was unveiled, Claire Foy's name was announced, and the audience applauded ... only Foy never came up to collect her trophy.
Despite taking home one of the evening's top honors, The Crown's leading lady was nowhere to be found at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night. The actress beat out others who were present for the show, including Elisabeth Moss and Millie Bobby Brown, but Foy had a good reason for skipping out on the ceremony. Her co-star Matt Smith revealed why.
"She's not here I'm afraid. She's filming, she's being very successful filming, and she's in Berlin, where it's impossibly cold," he told Access Hollywood on the red carpet. "She won it last year. I'm not sure she'll win it again, but it's nice to be invited to the party."
Foy is currently working on the thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web, in which she plays Lisbeth Salander.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the film's production will take place in Berlin and Stockholm this month so, ultimately, it's not really a surprise that she had to skip out on part of awards season.
When you've got to work, you've got to work. With that job ethic, it wouldn't be surprising if she took home even more awards in the future, even if she can't always accept them in person.