Helena Bonham Carter has stated in a recent interview with The Guardian that Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ should end now, as it is no longer a historical drama. The actress played Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, in the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix royal drama, taking on the role of Vanessa Kirby. But in the fifth season, close to more recent events, Lesley Manville replaces her..
Defender of the royal family
Bonham Carter stated in the interview that the events that the series is going to delve into are too recent.
“I should be careful with this, but I don’t really think they should continue, I’m in it and I loved my episodes, but now it’s very different. When ‘The Crown’ began it was a historical drama, and now it has crashed into the present. But that depends on them.”
While Bonham Carter believes ‘The Crown’ should end, the series will return for a planned sixth and final season that will cover the late 1990s and take the show into the early 2000s. Baron Mark Bonham Carter, who was part of the intimate circle of friends of Princess Margaret herself, whom the actress played, also turned down a question about Prince Harry’s new memoirsaying:
“I really don’t want to contribute to all of this. It’s complicated and it’s going to be taken out of context. And I think enough attention has been paid to it already.”
Back in 2021, Bonham Carter had already spoken out against ‘The Crown’ on whether Netflix should add a disclaimer to the series telling viewers it’s historical fiction. British politician Oliver Dowden urged Netflix to add a disclaimer, and the actress agreed, saying in an official podcast for the series that the platform had a “moral responsibility.” to do it.
“It is dramatized. I’m very sorry, because I think we have a moral responsibility to say, ‘Wait guys, this isn’t…it’s not a drama-documentary, we’re making a drama.’ So they are two different entities.”