'The Crown' Star Olivia Colman Once Accidentally Met Queen Elizabeth in Real Life

The Crown star Olivia Colman shared the story of the time she accidentally met her onscreen alter ego, Queen Elizabeth, in real life.

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Olivia Colman is taking center stage as Queen Elizabeth in the upcoming third season of Netflix's royal drama The Crown.

The actress knows, obviously, that there's a lot of pressure attached to playing a living icon like the Queen, but she has met her onscreen alter ego in real life. By accident, but still.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Olivia described her encounter with the British monarch and it's hilariously wonderful. 

In Olivia's own words:

Perfection. See Olivia's turn as Elizabeth when The Crown Season 3 premieres on Netflix on Sunday, November 17.

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