Helena Bonham Carter Says ‘The Crown’ Is “Very Different” Now Than Her Seasons Were: “I Don’t Think They Should Carry On”
Helena Bonham Carter currently has a different impression of The crown as she did when she appeared on the Netflix show.
The actress told The guard in a recent interview that she doesn’t think creator Peter Morgan’s critically acclaimed drama series about the British royal family should be continued after covering more recent events. Bonham Carter received two Emmy nominations for her role as Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister, in seasons three and four before Lesley Manville took over for the final fifth.
When asked for her opinion on Prince Harry’s much-discussed new memoir spare partGiven that Princess Margaret herself was in a similar situation to the second sibling in the royal line, the actress replied: “I don’t really want to contribute to the whole thing. It’s complicated and taken out of context. And I think that has been given enough attention.”
Bonham Carter was then asked to address her feelings about the future The crown, which is expected to end with a final sixth season after the fifth debuted in November. “I should be careful here too, but I don’t think they should actually go ahead,” the star said. “I’m in and I’ve loved my episodes, but now it’s very different.”
She continued: “When The crown started out as a historical drama, and now it plunges into the present. But that’s up to them.”
The Hollywood Reporter reached out to Netflix for comment.
Other notable names have previously targeted the star-studded series, which has amassed 21 Emmy wins. Ahead of the season five premiere, Dame criticized Judi Dench The crown for blurring “the lines between historical accuracy and gross sensationalism”.