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Helena Bonham Carter says The Crown shouldnt carry on as controversy rises

Jan 30, 2023

Helena Bonham Carter has spoken out against The Crown, revealing where she stands on the show’s future.

The 56-year-old played Princess Margaret in series three and four of the hit Netflix series – which is currently filming its sixth series.

The show has previously caused a controversy because of its dramatisation and the artistic licence taken when depicting historical events.

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Now, Helena has shared her thoughts on the royal drama’s future – admitting she doesn't think it should continue.

Speaking to The Guardian, Helena admitted she “should be careful” when asked about her views on the show covering more recent history of the royal family drama.

“I don’t think they should carry on, actually,” the Harry Potter star said.

“I’m in it and I loved my episodes, but it’s very different now.”

She added: “When The Crown started, it was a historic drama, and now it’s crashed into the present. But that’s up to them.”

Princess Margaret was originally played by Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Vanessa Kirby, who was then replaced by Helena.

After Helena’s stint ended, Lesley Manville went on to portray Margaret in the final seasons.

This isn’t the first time Helena has been vocal about The Crown and the controversy it’s received.

In 2020, she said the show has a “moral responsibility” to remind people watching that they are not watching a documentary.

Speaking on The Crown: The Official Podcast, she said: “It is dramatized. I do feel very strongly because I think we have a moral responsibility to say hang on guys, it's not a drama doc, we're making a drama. They are different entities.”

Since it premiered back in 2016, it's believed that several members of the royal family have not been too impressed by the show.

But recently, Prince Harry revealed he's been known to watch it.

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the dad-of-two explained that he's keen to know what is shown on the show.

He said: "Yes, I have watched 'The Crown. The older stuff and the more recent stuff."

However, he was keen to set the record straight when he was asked if he'd been "fact-checking" the show while watching it, revealing: "Yes, I do actually.

"Which, by the way, is another reason why it's so important that history has it right.


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