‘I don’t think they should carry on’: Helena Bonham
Carter says Netflix should have ended The Crown in 2020
‘I should be careful,’ show’s former star said while
sharing controversial view
Bonham Carter has said she thinks Netflix should have ended The Crown before
the latest season.
made the claim despite starring in the show just two years ago.
Carter joined the cast for its third season, succeeding Vanessa Kirby as
Her time on
the show came to an end when season four was released in November 2020,
following which she was replaced by Lesley Manville.
the Harry Potter actor, who said she “should be careful” with how she words her
opinion, believes the show should have ended with season four.
think they should carry on, actually,” she told The Guardian.
“I’m in it
and I loved my episodes, but it’s very different now.”
continued: “When The Crown started, it was a historic drama, and now it’s
crashed into the present. But that’s up to them.”
Carter has long been vocal about her belief that the show had a “moral
responsibility” to add disclaimers to the start of each episode to indiciate it
is a work of “dramatised” fiction.
“I do feel
very strongly, because I think we have a moral responsibility to say, ‘Hang on
guys, this is not … it’s not a drama-doc, we’re making a drama,’” she said
while promoting the series in 2020.
Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t think ‘The Crown’ should
still be on
she praised showrunner Peter Morgan for his extensive research, which she
called “amazing”, adding: “That is the proper documentary. That is amazing and
then Peter switches things up and juggles.”
season of The Crown focuses on the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage,
and the sixth and final season will controversially feature scenes depicting
Carter will next be seen playing TV star Noelle Gordon in Russell T Davies’
Nolly. it will be available to stream on iTVX from 2 February.