Helena Bonham Carter poised to take on Princess Margaret in The Crown

06 January, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Greg Santos
  • Helena Bonham Carter poised to take on Princess Margaret in The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly a shoo-in to take over the role of Princess Margaret in the next two seasons of Netflix flagship drama The Crown.

Oddly enough, Bonham Carter, 51, was actually nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for her role in The King's Speech where she played Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret's mother.

Variety are reporting that Bonham Carter is all but confirmed to take up the royal mantle but she has yet to confirm anything. But it would be a flawless thrill to see her on The Crown-a sumptuous, thoughtful series that has brought a dazzling new appeal to the royal family.

Netflix apparently hasn't given The Crown the green light to start filming another season, but that hasn't stopped its creators from planning it!

It has already been announced that Broadchurch star Olivia Colman is set to take over Foy's role as Queen Elizabeth in seasons three and four.

The Crown's first two seasons followed her complicated love life and eventual marriage to photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones.

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As time passes on screen and the royals continue to age, new actors are being cast to replace the younger stars - and one of those new actors may be Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

There is now no word on who will replace Matt Smith as Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Phillip, but personally we can't wait to see these two tearing it up inside Kensington Palace as royal sisters.

The Crown's second season premiered on December 8, 2017.

The actress also revealed just how hard it was to part with playing Princess Margaret since "parts like this hardly ever come along".

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

"What's so attractive about Claire is her youth", he told Variety ahead of the season one premiere.

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