Foy spoke to BBC at the Toronto International Film Festival on Wednesday, where she praised the Queen for her life’s work.
“I think she was an incredible monarch,” she said. “She united people and she was a huge symbol of continuity, dignity and grace.”
Foy, who played the queen for the first two seasons of the Netflix series, which ran from 1947 to 1964, added that she was “honoured” to have her portrayed.
“My main feeling is that I think of her as a mother and a grandmother and a great-grandmother, really,” she said. “I’m very honored to have been a tiny, small part of her story.”
Colman, who played the Queen in Seasons 3 and 4, from 1964 to 1976, spoke to Variety at the festival, saying the Queen lived her life with dignity.
“She made a promise as a young woman and she absolutely kept it with such dignity,” she said. “We are all incredibly impressed with what she did.”
Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth died “peacefully” on September 8 at the age of 96. She took the title in 1952.
Seasons 1 to 4 of “The crown” can be streamed on Netflix.