Writer of the historical drama Peter Morgan informs audiences that filming will resume when the time is right, a respectful duration from her demise.
While there are a many chanting for HM Queen Elizabeth II to rest in peace, the Netflix drama The Crown writer went ahead to deliver his condolences differently. Calling the show “a love letter to her” they decided to put a pause in the filming of the show out of respect, Deadline reported. “As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.”
When news originally broke, Peter Morgan mentioned that filming would definitely take a pause for a finite amount of time. With this news, he confirms how long it would be suspended. However, even before this, Stephen Daldry, one of the creators and director of the initial episodes, he mentioned, “None of us know when that time will come but it would be right and proper to show respect to the Queen. It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do,” he told Deadline back in 2016. “She’s an extraordinary woman and people will be upset,” Daldry said at the time.
Morgan has refrained from making any other statement at this point. Claire Foy, Olivia Coleman and most recently Imelda Staunton. Many actors have paid tributes to the last alive colonising monarch by paying respects and sharing their condolences. Actor Sam Claflin, wrote, “God bless HRH the Queen. Thank you ma’am, for all that you were. RIP” While Hugh Jackman took to his Instagram story and reminisced about a meeting where he met Her Majesty.
Florence Pugh shared a post on her Instagram from stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray. She wrote, “‘As we grieve together, we know that, in losing our beloved Queen, we have lost the person whose steadfast loyalty, service and humility has helped us make sense of who we are through decades of extraordinary change in our world, nation and society.’ - The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby./A deep sadness for the profound loss of an extraordinary woman, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your service, you were an example to us all and you will be deeply missed by us all.”
Poet Amanda Gorman shared a powerful message on Twitter, writing, “Long lived the Queen- but much longer lives her legacy.” In a similar vein, the popular Instagram activism page @Feminist shared a few videos captioning, “In the modern context, particularly in Aotearoa, it is more about recognizing the colonial construction of our systems, than 'returning' to a pre-colonial society. When we do that, we open up a whole world of possibilities.” While another video was captioned, “Today the Queen of England passed away. As millions mourn for her we @Feminist invite you to extend that mourning and compassion to the millions of people harmed by her legacy as a representative of colonialism and imperialism.”
Long lived the Queen--but much longer lives her legacy.— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) September 8, 2022
God rest the Queen.