Claire Foy 'rescued' by Jonathan Van Ness after Emmys after party snub

Emma Powell
Hero: Jonathan Van Ness and Claire Foy: Instagram/ Jonathan Van Ness

Claire Foy may play the Queen – but she wasn’t treated like royalty after being snubbed from an Emmys after party.

Foy was honoured with the Outstanding Leading Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix hit, The Crown, but she came close to having her celebrations cut short after a bouncer allegedly refused her entry to a party over a ripped ticket.

Foy, who looked stunning in a white gown, was saved by Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness who reportedly came to her rescue.

The alleged altercation was snapped by reporter Chris Gardner who tweeted a picture of Van Ness negotiating with the bouncers.

“Just witnessed crazy #EMMYS moment: Queen almost couldn’t get into Governors Ball,” he tweeted. “Claire Foy, best actress in drama winner, denied entry because of ripped ticket that prevented her team from entering back entrance until @jvn came to rescue after gushing over how much he loves her.”

Foy appeared to shrug off the incident as she fooled around with Van Ness, saying meeting the stylist was “the best thing that’s ever happened”.

Van Ness was equally as smitten at meeting Foy, saying he was “freaking out”.

In a video posted to his Instagram account of himself appearing to FaceTime one of Foy’s friends, he posted: “I love her. I want to be British too.”

Foy has handed over her reign to Olivia Colman who will portray the British monarch in the next instalment of the royal biopic.

Tobias Menzies has taken over from Matt Smith as Prince Philip while Helena Bonham Carter has replaced Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

The upcoming two series will span the years 1964-76. Filming began this summer but as of yet there is no release date confirmed for series three.