Helena Bonham Carter on The Crown season 3: “I don’t look like Margaret”

Helena Bonham Carter has been chatting about The Crown season 3, which she starts work on soon. The Harry Potter and Alice In Wonderland actress will step into the role of Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby, as the show jumps forward a few years and sets a whole new core cast.

Speaking to Variety, Bonham Carter said this about where production of The Crown season 3 is currently at:

“I’ve definitely started prepping. It’s exciting. We start in a few weeks, and I think we’re all — we’re completely terrified. I think also because the first two seasons were such a success, we have the onus of inheriting the responsibility of doing justice to all these genuinely famous people, and then on top of it, inheriting them from this previous generation of actors who’ve done such good jobs.”

Going on to mention that she doesn’t look particularly like the real-life Princess Margaret, Bonham Carter added this:

“None of us look at all like our previous generation. We don’t actually look like our real people either. I don’t look like Margaret. I don’t think Olivia [Colman, who is replacing Claire Foy] looks particularly like the Queen, but it’s interesting. We just have to try and create some sort of essence. The good thing is that all the characters are so multifaceted, so we will probably capture different bits.”

We look forward to seeing what Bonham Carter’s take on Margaret is like, and how it compares to Kirby’s impressive performance. No pressure, Helena!

The Crown season 3 release date is yet to be announced, but we’ll keep you updated as more news comes to light.

Variety