Claire Foy says she was denied entry into the Emmy's afterparty, despite winning an award.

Claire Foy

Claire Foy

The 34-year-old actress picked up the honour for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown' at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards last month, but has said that despite her success on the night, she still managed to find herself turned away at the ceremony's afterparty, before celebrity hairdresser Jonathan Van Ness got her in.

She said: "I didn't have trouble, I didn't get in. I was mortified. Jonathan Van Ness, he was my knight in a white suit."

The actress - who's role on the show was hit with controversy after it was revealed she was paid significantly less than her co-star Matt Smith, despite having a larger role - also admitted she was "shocked" to walk away with an award, and "wasn't prepared" to give an acceptance speech.

Speaking during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (02.10.18), she said: "I was shocked. I was out of the loop because we had just finished shooting 'The Crown' about a year and a half ago - and I love Sandra Oh, so as far as I was concerned I thought I was having a night off. I wasn't prepared."

Claire's fame has increased dramatically since she starred on the Netflix drama, but the star - who has a three-year-old daughter called Ivy Rose - recently claimed her success hasn't changed her life that much, as she's still dealing with "the same old crap".

She said: "I never thought I'd be in something as successful as 'The Crown'. And when you realise what success brings, and what people think about success...

"We laud success so much, and think that if you're successful you're special. When no, ultimately. Maybe it changes some people. But what I found really disconcerting was that it hadn't changed me at all. Ultimately, all the same old crap is going on."