The crown is a Netflix drama that is slowly creeping into the present and causing all sorts of controversy across the pond. It comes with the territory when you’re doing a show that’s mostly based on the scandals of a royal family that’s (mostly) still alive and certainly deals with the fallout of all the scandals and dramas covered on the show.
While filming of the show was put on hiatus following the death of Queen Elizabeth, who is very much a main character in all five seasons of the show, a featured actress in season 4 seems concerned about a Bob meme. the sponge about itself. Crown character.
Gillian Anderson, who has brilliantly played both a sex therapist and Margaret Thatcher for Netflix in recent years, loved that fans compared an image of her playing Thatcher to a still from the long-running Nickelodeon cartoon. The image is from an episode that aired throughout the cartoon’s first season, which began in 1999. In an episode that featured undersea heroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, SpongeBob dresses up as an old woman and pretends to get robbed by her friend Patrick, hopefully triggering a rescue of the now aged heroes.
This outfit, however, looks a lot like something Anderson wore as a conservative lawmaker. And a side-by-side of the two images went viral online on Monday.
Surprisingly, Anderson appears to have seen this just hours after it was posted, despite not being tagged in it. And she responded enthusiastically by retweeting it.
She later changed her Twitter profile picture to another meme-related image, this time a photo of Spongebob in that outfit with a Thatcher-esque wig to finish the look. Credit to Anderson, she even paid tribute to a Twitter user who created the image, which clearly made their day to say the least.
What we learned here is that Anderson is probably one of the most online members of The crownis the cast. And that she might be a big Spongebob fan. Either way, it’s a lot less dramatic than anything that will happen in Season 5 of The crown when Netflix lets it see the light of day.