Helena Bonham Carter has received praise from fans for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown.
- Helena Bonham Carter who plays Princess Margaret in The Crown has suggested she too believes the Netflix show should carry a "warning".
- The star suggests it has a "moral duty" to remind viewers it's a fictional drama.
- In other Royal News, it's been revealed why Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex are the Queen's favourites.
Joining the cast in Season 4, Bonham Carter took over the role of the Queen’s sister from Vanessa Kirby. Yet now she has added her voice to those calling for the show to have some kind of “warning” for viewers letting them know it’s fictional.
This comes after several other high-profile figures including Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer have revealed concerns that some viewers aren't separating the fact from the fiction.
What has Helena Bonham Carter said about The Crown?
Speaking on The Crown: The Official Podcast, Helena Bonham Carter reportedly revealed her strong feelings about the matter of making the show’s fictional nature clear.
She said: “I do feel very strongly because I think we have a moral responsibility to say ‘Hang on, guys...this is not drama doc, we’re making a drama.” Bonham Carter then stressed: “They are different entities.”
The Crown’s star then suggested there must be a separation “between our version” and the "real version”.
Who else has called for The Crown to have some kind of “warning”?
The 54-year-old acclaimed actor is not alone in believing there should be greater clarity for viewers between fact and fiction in the drama series.
Helena Bonham Carter’s statement seems to support the suggestion made by Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer that The Crown should have a “warning”.
A photo posted by on
During an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine show he said: "I think it would help The Crown an enormous amount if – at the beginning of each episode – it stated that: 'This isn't true, but it is based around some real events'.
His concern is reportedly shared by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden who is expected to make a formal request to Netflix that a "warning" making clear the fictional nature of the show is added in at the beginning of each episode.
Why are some people calling for The Crown to have a warning?
The concerns of Earl Spencer, Oliver Dowden and Helena Bonham Carter have been voiced amidst worries that viewers might take everything they see on The Crown as fact.
Earl Spencer revealed to Lorraine: “I worry people do think that this is gospel, and that's unfair.”
This certainly seems to be the case for some. Last week the official Clarence House twitter account turned off comments on recent posts after Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was targeted by online trolls.
A photo posted by on
They seem to have believed that the “affair” between Camilla and Prince Charles shown in The Crown actually happened.
The Royal Family themselves have never spoken out officially about The Crown. Though with more and more viewers questioning whether The Crown is accurate, it may be that Season 5 might end up carrying some kind of “warning” about it’s fictional nature after all.
The Crown Season 4 is available to stream on Netflix now.
Emma is Senior Lifestyle Writer for Goodto.com, womanandhome.com and Myimperfectlife.com and she loves sharing the latest lifestyle, royal, celebrity and entertainment news. Before joining Future, previously TI Media, Emma was a Freelance Editor and before that a Publisher for an independent digital publisher. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
Hobbies for women that will spark creativity and help you discover a new passion
Try one of these exciting hobbies for women and reap the benefits for both body and mind
By Lauren Hughes •
How to keep tights up—this simple hack will stop hoisery falling down
Learn how to stop tights from falling down with this 5-second trick
By Anna Duff •
Holly Willoughby just branched out onto an incredible new career path and we're so into it
Holly Willoughby has started an epic career venture
By Caitlin Elliott •
Jean Smart brings home her fourth win at the Emmys 2021—so who is the award-winning star?
The Hacks actress has also become one of the oldest female Emmy award winners in her category
By Rylee Johnston •
Strictly's Greg Wise given condoms by his Hollywood actor wife Emma Thompson—she explains why
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Greg Wise and his wife Emma Thompson show their playful side as she gifts him condoms
By Laura Harman •
The full moon September 2021—the full harvest moon welcomes the fall and a whole lot of change
The full moon September 2021 is an opportunity for great introspection as the days grow shorter and we slip into fall
By Aoife Hanna •
Julia Bradbury reveals 'shattering' breast cancer diagnosis—'I am going to lose my breast'
Julia Bradbury has urged women to get checked after breast cancer diagnosis
By Emma Dooney •
Fall equinox 2021—what it means and the best ritual to mark this important astrological event
Fall equinox 2021 will bring an opportunity to address areas in your life which are in desperate need of balancing
By Aoife Hanna •
Weekly horoscope: 3 astrologers' predictions for Monday 20th September—Sunday 26th September
Curious to know what the week has in store for you?
By Penny Thornton •
Gillian Anderson stumped at Emmys 2021 by bizarre Margaret Thatcher question
Gillian Anderson was confused by a strange Margaret Thatcher question at this year's Emmys
By Emma Dooney •