Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s troubled younger sister, in the hit Netflix series The crown, said she believed those involved in the show had a “moral responsibility” to stress that the show was not factual.
The intervention of Bonham Carter, which comes from a new official The crown podcast, seems likely to put additional pressure on the streaming giant to foreshadow the show with a warning similar to the “true story-based” phrase commonly used in Hollywood movies. The UK Culture Minister has already urged such a move, saying of the show: ‘This is a beautifully produced work of fiction, so like other TV productions Netflix should be very clear at the start. , that’s just it. Without it, I fear that a generation of viewers who have not experienced these events will take the fiction for fact. “
The newly released podcast, which was taped earlier in the year, focuses on the seventh episode of the show which tells the story of Margaret finding out that she has two first cousins with genetic disorders who were hidden in an asylum and declared dead.
Asked by podcast host Edith Bowman about her relationship with her sister and why the Queen refused to give her a bigger role in the family, Bonham Carter said, “I don’t know what happened in the version. real. But in our version we are talking about a time when rules were rules. And that’s what defines the monarchy.
Bowman responds, “I have to keep reminding myself that Peter’s version is a dramatized version.”
Bonham Carter replies, “It’s different. It is dramatized. I am convinced that we have a moral responsibility to say, ‘Wait guys, this is not history’. This is not a dramatic doc. We are making a drama. They are therefore two different entities.
Bowman then describes reading the research paper behind the episode, which includes photographs and an account of the existence of the two incarcerated sisters.
Bonham Carter replies, “It’s amazing. It’s a real documentary. Then Peter changes things up and juggles.
“Katherine and Nerissa’s story is absolutely true. If Margaret had this feeling of empathy with them and if she didn’t know it, [I have] absolutely no idea. But Katherine and Nerissa and three other people were locked up and pronounced dead while alive.
Bonham Carter described episode director Jessica Hobbs as “incredibly thorough,” and said, “Part of the rehearsal is setting the context and working out the whole family tree and the different members. … and then people never really talked about it. These days, they would easily have a tag on them.
Bonham Carter described playing Princess Margaret as “a great wedding” and said she was reading a book called, The Evil Spirit of Princess Margaret.
Bonham Carter says Margaret is now ‘integrated’ into her and says, ‘She is definitely with me. I felt she was having a lot of fun and her ability to have fun and keep things in proportion allowed me to feel her enjoying it. Honestly, I think she’s like, ‘This is fun.’ “
She said, “She’s a real gift as a person to me too, she left her mark on me. This is often what happens with the people you play. You carry items, beyond actual performance in life. “
Bonham Carter adds: “She also gave me limits that I’m not very good at. I am very available to everyone and anyone. And sometimes … people really should [slips into Margaret’s voice]… Kiss my ass. “
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