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Helena Bonham Carter thinks ‘The Crown’ should end – Toronto Sun

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Published Jan 29, 2023  •  Last updated 39 minutes ago  •  1 minute read

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Helena Bonham Carter attends the SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Jan. 19, 2020.
Helena Bonham Carter attends the SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Jan. 19, 2020. Photo by Getty Images / Files /Bang Showbiz

Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t think The Crown should continue.

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The 56-year-old actress played Princess Margaret in series three and four of the Netflix royal drama but thinks it should come to an end now as it is catching up with modern events.

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“I should be careful here, but I don’t think it should carry on, actually,” Bonham Carter told the Guardian newspaper.

“I’m in it and I loved my episodes, but it’s very different now. When The Crown started it was a historic drama, and now it’s crashed into the present. But that’s up to them.”

The Harry Potter actress previously suggested that Peter Morgan’s drama had a “moral responsibility” to remind viewers that they are not watching a documentary.

“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,” she said in 2020. “They are different entities.”

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The show has caused considerable controversy over its plots regarding the Royal Family but Morgan suggested that the late Queen Elizabeth had “better things to do” than watch the series.

“God bless her,” he said. “I’m sure she had better things to do.”

Morgan also admitted that the Queen, who died last September at age 96, feels “very much alive” to him as she continues to be the program’s main protagonist.

Speaking about finding out the news she had died, he said: “I had just landed from Vienna and switched on my phone to a starburst of pings and messages.

“I felt a great many things at the same time. And the days that followed were simultaneously a global phenomenon, a moment in history which you watched unfold as a spectator, and an intense and entirely moving personal experience which one wanted to process alone.

“The entire experience was made even more complex by the fact that, as my protagonist, of course, she is still very much alive.”