Helena Bonham Carter thinks 'The Crown' shouldn't last into modern times
"I should be careful here too, but really I don't think they should continue."
The British monarchy, with its glitz, glamor, pomp and ceremony, has been one of the most talked about institutions of all time. Reasons vary widely, and the agency is no stranger to media presence, with Netflix currently having a series that covers it all. The Crown tells the story of the British royal family, highlighting some of the more recent members. Season 5 drew sharp criticism, and as the series approaches modern times, one of the show's alumni thinks maybe it's time for the series to end.
Helena Bonham Carter, who played Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in seasons 3 and 4 of the Netflix series, questioned the show's near-modern future in an interview with The Guardian. Asked about a controversial royal publication, in this case Prince Harry's accessible book, Standby, the actress cautiously said, "I don't really want to make a fuss about the whole thing. Contribute. It's complicated, and it gets taken out of context. I think it gets enough attention."
Season 5 of the series teases some darker moments The marriage of then-Prince Charles — now King Charles III — to Princess Diana, Carter was asked about the future of the series as it drew closer to more history and events. "I should be careful here too, but I actually don't think they should continue. I'm in it, I love my episodes, but things are very different now. The Crown started out as a historical drama, Now it hits the present. But it's up to them," she said.
The latest season of The Crown has received backlash since the trailer and its episodes aired. Trailers and clips for the new season were released shortly after Queen Elizabeth II's death, prompting some to label the move as insensitive. Jonathan Price took over the role of the Queen's late husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, from Tobias Menzies when he expressed "disappointment" at the level of criticism the new season faced.
Currently, season six of The Crown will air at some point. However, it remains to be seen whether the series will move beyond a season that puts Charles and Diana's divorce in the spotlight. series Executive producer Suzanne Mackie has revealed that series creator Peter Morgan won't be continuing the series just for fun. "Peter made it very clear that he simply couldn't write unless he had time to get the point right," McKee said previously. "And I think he always felt like 10 years was the minimum amount of time he could see something in historical context for him to really understand it. I don't think he would stray from that."
The Crown is available on Netflix . Watch the season five trailer below: