“I read a teeny bit of the first episode and threw it in the bin,” she tells EW. “Initially I felt that it was too on the nose.” But Anderson's mind was changed by her real-life partner, The Crown creator Peter Morgan. “Pete essentially took it out the bin and read it and loved it, and said, ‘You’re mad. This will be really good for you to do,'" she said. "I read it and I thought it was hilarious." Anderson added that Morgan constantly reminds her that the show's success is "all down to him."