Claire Foy gets a dramatic makeover shedding her crown for a dragon tattoo

Safeeyah Kazi
Dragon Tattoo: Foy has geared up for the new role: David Simms/Vogue

Claire Foy has ditched her crown for a dragon tattoo, looking worlds away from her most famous role.

The Crown star shocked fans of the hit Netflix drama with her dramatic transformation on the cover of Vogue, in which she poses in character as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, sequel to the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo.

The 34-year-old actress showcased the bold look on the cover of November’s issue, looking dramatically different from her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.

In the shoot, Foy has an edgy pixie haircut and facial piercings.

Exhaustion: Foy admitted work took a tole on her body (David Simms/Vogue)

She also traded in her simple chic royal attire for a bold sequin one-shoulder dress for the cover image.

A handful of other photographs showed Foy in a biker jacket with studded bracelets along the length of her arm.

Royal: Foy abandoned her royal-approved look (Robert Viglasky/Netflix)

Speaking to the publication about preparing for the edgy role, Foy opened up on the mental and physical preparation it required.

She said: “So much of it was about being physically able to do the stunt. Suddenly I was like, I can do ten press-ups. I could run. I could lift weights.

New Locks: Foy sported a different look to her royal-ready role (David Simms/Vogue)

“When I read the script of Spider's Web, I did think, I don’t know anyone who would take this on.”

Foy also told how pushing herself to continue preparing for the role alongside separating from her husband, Stephen Campbell Moore, took a toll on her.

She added: “You can keep yourself going for a long time, and that’s what I’ve pretty much been doing since I gave birth. My body has paid the price.”

The November issue of Vogue is out soon