Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are grappling with a marriage beset with complications on The Crown, but there are no signs of discord in the relationship between the two actors who play the royals. Claire Foy and Matt Smith walked the 2017 SAG Awards red carpet together on Sunday, Jan. 29, representing their thrice-nominated show. The co-stars look like they get along terrifically, but this is no off-screen romance. Claire Foy and Matt Smith are not dating, but their obvious camaraderie must make red carpet appearances a lot more fun.
The "showmance" isn't uncommon, and it's so tempting to secretly wish that two actors with great chemistry on screen are hanging out together romantic-styles. But the troubled couple at the core of The Crown are not in a real-life relationship. Foy, who won a SAG Award to match her Golden Globe on Sunday night, has been married to British actor Stephen Campbell Moore since 2014. They acted together in the over-the-top Nicholas Cage vehicle Season Of The Witch, released in 2011.
Her Crown co-star Matt Smith isn't playing the field either. Smith appears to still be in a relationship with Downton Abbey and Cinderella star Lily James. They met filming the un-dead Regency horror-romance Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and went public as a couple at the Cinderella world premiere in February 2015. Since then, they've made several appearances together and have been caught a couple of times snogging by the paparazzi. (I can say "snogging," cause they're British.)
Neither of their significant others appear to be with Smith and Foy at the SAG Awards, so the co-stars are providing each other with moral support. I have no firsthand experience, but I imagine award shows can be overwhelming, even if you're used to the bright lights and the red carpet traffic jams. It's essential to have a pal there with you. Also, The Crown is coming back for another season on Netflix, so it's good to know that its two stars are on awesome terms and enjoying time spent together. Even if it's completely platonic.