The Crown is so lavish and filled with drama that generally it is simple to neglect that the award-winning Netflix collection revolves across the very actual lives of the British royal household. Just like the fascinating Vanessa Kirby earlier than her, season three beginner Helena Bonham Carter has a deep reverence for the lady she’s portraying, the late Princess Margaret, whose excessive heels she’ll be sporting within the upcoming episodes. However the Ocean’s Eight star wasn’t happy with merely researching the spirited royal earlier than taking up the position – as a substitute, Bonham Carter determined to succeed in out to the spirit of Princess Margaret with the assistance of a medium.
“My main thing when you play someone who is real, you kind of want their blessing because you have a responsibility,” the actress defined whereas attending the Cheltenham Literature Pageant, in response to The Guardian. “So I asked her ‘Are you OK with me playing you?’ and she said, ‘You’re better than the other actress’. . . that they were thinking of. They will not admit who it was. It was me and somebody else. That made me think maybe she is here, because that is a classic Margaret thing to say. She was really good at complimenting you and putting you down at the same time.”
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Whether or not or not it was truly Princess Margaret’s spirit reaching out past the grave, or a psychic merely giving her personal efficiency after having watched seasons one and two of The Crown, the response is shady sufficient that it does not matter. After all, that wasn’t all of the princess – who died in 2002 at age 71 following a stroke – needed to say to the star.
“Then she said, ‘But you’re going to have to brush up and be more groomed and neater,'” Bonham Carter recalled of the interplay. “Then she said, ‘Get the smoking right. I smoked in a very particular way. Remember that – this is a big note – the cigarette holder was as much a weapon for expression as it was for smoking.'”
Along with chatting with Princess Margaret instantly, Bonham Carter additionally reached out to her shut kinfolk and buddies, in addition to three of her former ladies-in-waiting. For sure, we (and possibly Princess Margaret) shall be anxious to see how Bonham Carter takes on the royal icon (and her cigarette holder) when season three drops on Netflix on Nov. 17.