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Helena Bonham Carter Thinks The Crown Should End Now: It's No Longer A "Historic Drama" And Should Not "Carry On"

Helena Bonham Carter, who played Princess Margaret in The Crown, thinks that the Netflix royal drama should end now that the story has reached modern events.

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

Bonham Carter played Princess Margaret in seasons 3 and 4 of the Netflix royal drama; the character was portrayed by Vanessa Kirby in Seasons 1 and 2, and, later, by Lesley Manville in Season 5. In an interview with The Guardian, she thinks the series should it a day. 

She said: "I should be careful here, but I don't think it should carry on, actually.

"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."

Regardless of what Bonham Carter makes of The Crown, the show is set to return for a sixth and final season that will cover the late 1900s and the early 2000s.

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. 

In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, Bonham Carter said, "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. They are different entities."

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.

Morgan also admitted that the Queen, who died last September aged 96, feels "very much alive" to him as she continues to be the programme's main protagonist.

Speaking about finding out the news she had died, Mogran 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." 

There's no word on when Season 6 of The Crown will drop on Netflix. — BANG SHOWBIZ

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