For quite some time now, we know that the actresses and actors of season one of The Crown only signed on for two seasons, and while we are not amused about this, the reasoning for it makes a lot of sense.
Before the second season of the popular Netflix drama premiered last December, it was already announced that Olivia Colman would replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in season three and four.
Obviously, the role of the Queen is the most important of the whole show. However, the roles of Prince Philip, played by Matt Smith in the first two seasons, and Princess Margaret, played by Vanessa Kirby, are also quite important, which we could see quite well in season one and two.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the question of who will play the Queen’s sister will soon be answered. It was reported that Netflix is close to striking a deal with none other than Helena Bonham Carter, best known for her roles in Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, and Sweeney Todd, to take over Princess Margaret in the next two seasons.
These are some quite exciting news indeed and hopefully, we will get a confirmation of Carter’s casting soon!
The news, however, is not only exciting for us, but they might be just as exciting for Helena Bonham Carter. Especially given what lays ahead for Margaret in season three.
While we saw her get married in season two, and she seemed to be happy, we could already tell that not everything was so perfect for her and Antony Armstrong-Jones, played by Matthew Goode. Due to history, we also know that they got divorced in 1978, the year we will be approaching in season three. In 1973, Margaret also started a five-year-long affair with Roddy Llewellyn, and no doubt we will get to see the beginning of that in the next season as well.
The rumored casting news of Helena Bonham Carter is only the second casting news we got so far, and I am sure we will find out who will take over the role of Prince Philip and the rest of the Royal household very soon.
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