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Helena Bonham Carter was born May 26. She is pictured at the “Ocean’s 8” World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on June 5, 2018 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images


  • Helena Bonham Carter said "The Crown" should end now as it's no longer a historical drama
  • The actress said she loved her episodes on "The Crown" Seasons 3 and 4
  • She noted that the series has since "crashed into the present"

Helena Bonham Carter doesn't think "The Crown" should continue, now that it's covering more recent events.

During an interview with The Guardian, Bonham Carter noted that the Netflix series has significantly changed since she appeared on the show.

"I should be careful here too, but I don't think they should carry on, actually," she told the publication of the hit series. "I'm in it and I loved my episodes, but it's very different now. When 'The Crown' started it was a historic drama, and now it's crashed into the present. But that's up to them."

Bonham Carter played Princess Margaret, younger sister to Queen Elizabeth II, in Seasons 3 and 4 of creator Peter Morgan's drama series about the British royal family before Lesley Manville took over the part for the most recent fifth installment.

"The Crown" Season 5, which aired in November 2022, covered the royal family during the 1990s.

While the showrunner previously said that Season 5 would be the series' last, Netflix U.K. announced in 2020 that "The Crown" will return for a sixth and final season.

"News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!" the streamer tweeted.

"The Crown" Season 6 will cover the late 1990s and the early 2000s, according to Variety.

In her interview with The Guardian, Bonham Carter opened up about portraying Princess Margaret through the years 1964 to 1977 in the series.

"Well, actually, the real Margaret didn't mind about being number two, but she did mind being really short," the "Corpse Bride" star said of getting into character as the royal.

"She was just 5 feet, so there was something in her posture to maximize every little millimeter: she had her car seat elevated so she could be seen," she continued. "And a lot of it was the need not to be overlooked, probably prompted by her great-grandmother saying something about the fact that she was tiny. And that scarred her. It's funny what we carry – a complex that can govern all our behavior."

Princess Margaret was the "spare" to her older sister Queen Elizabeth, just like Prince Harry, who recently dropped his memoir "Spare," was to his older brother, Prince William.

Bonham Carter was asked about her thoughts on the Duke of Sussex's book during the interview, but the "Dark Shadows" actress refused to comment on it, noting that she did not want to add to the drama surrounding the tome.

"I don't really want to contribute to the whole thing," she told the publication. "It's complicated and it'll get taken out of context. And I think it's been given enough attention."

Meghan Markle's husband made several bombshell revelations and claims about his family in his book, including Prince William allegedly attacking him during an argument and his father King Charles allegedly leaking stories to the press.

In his interview with The Telegraph, Prince Harry admitted that the first draft of his 400-page book was 800 pages. However, he excluded some details, believing his father and brother would never forgive him if he were to make them public.

"There are some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother, and to some extent between me and my father, that I just don't want the world to know," Prince Harry said. "Because I don't think they would ever forgive me."

Helena Bonham Carter celebrates her 49th birthday. Here, she arrives for the screening of the movie "Cinderella" at the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin on February 13. Reuters