Helena Bonham Carter Is Joining Netflix's 'The Crown'

Helena Bonham Carter Vanessa Kirby The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter Is Joining Netflix's 'The Crown'
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06 January, 2018

This would be the second official recasting for The Crown if the deal goes through, as Olivia Colman of The Night Manager / Broadchurch is already set to replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth. Netflix has yet to officially confirm the show's next season.

It has always been known what The Crown's creator, Peter Morgan, has envisioned for the masterful Netflix series: a sweeping saga that follows the British royal family throughout the 20th century. "Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it", Morgan told Variety prior to the series' premiere in 2016. She picks up the role from Claire Foy, who received an Emmy nod and a Golden Globe for her performance in Season 1. "The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds", Morgan explained. In Season 2, she transforms into a free-spirited bohème of sorts-as free-spirited as a British princess can be, anyway-romancing an enigmatic photographer and flitting about in glamorous attire.

While Carter's reported casting has certainly excited fans, it looks like we'll still have to wait a little while longer to find out if she has indeed landed the royal role.

Though she obviously has the professional experience to take on the royal role, Bonham Carter also has an IRL connection to Princess Margaret.

The Crown Season 3 Everything We Know So Far
The Crown Season 3 Everything We Know So Far

"You'll be like, 'Who are they?' We're the warm-up act", she said on The Tonight Show.

The Crown season 3 will pick up sometime in the 1970s, reportedly spanning Queen Elizabeth II's reign from about 1971 to 1979. So, the rumor that Helena Bonham Carter might join the cast is just one of the most thrilling ideas we've ever heard.

One of the dreamiest side effects of The Crown is how it's introduced royal neophytes to the force of nature that was Princess Margaret.

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