Is Helena Bonham Carter Joining The Crown in This Juicy Role?

Is Helena Bonham Carter Joining The Crown in This Juicy Role?

Due to The Crown's intention to portray Queen Elizabeth's life over the span of multiple decades, the decision was made by series creator Peter Morgan to recast the roles in later seasons, rather than applying makeup to the show's current actors, according to Variety.

The second season, which premiered December 8 on the streaming service, ended with Margaret marrying Matthew Goode's Earl of Snowdon and pregnant with their first child.

Showrunner Morgan spoke about his decision to recast the roles a year ago, explaining to Screen Daily: "I feel that when we reach 1963-64 we've gone as far as we can go with Claire Foy without having to do silly things in terms of make-up to make her look older..." Both Bonham Carter and Colman have previously played the Queen Mother on film, played in the show by Victoria Hamilton up until now, with Bonham Carter receiving an Oscars nod for the performance in The King's Speech. "The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds", Morgan explained.

She would join Olivia Colman in seasons 3 and 4, and would take over the role from Vanessa Kirby.

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Now, if only they would tell us who's playing Prince Philip. But it would be a ideal thrill to see her on The Crown-a sumptuous, thoughtful series that has brought a dazzling new appeal to the royal family.

The Crown season 3 could premiere as early as this fall, but we wouldn't be shocked if it is pushed back later to accommodate all of the changes.

Netflix's The Crown is about to get a new princess. Robert Lacey, the show's history consultant, has said that the next run of episodes will take place in the 1970s - which means that, among other things, it'll chronicle "the breakup of this extraordinary marriage between Margaret and Snowdon".

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