“When ‘The Crown’ started, it was a historical drama, and now it’s dropped into the present,” said the series alum.
Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t think ‘The Crown’ should keep calm and carry on.
The Netflix series alum admitted that the series is “very different now” as it moves into the modern era. Season 5 has already touched on the darker parts of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage, and in the wake of Prince Harry’s tell-all ‘Spare’, Carter questioned the future of the show.
“I don’t really want to contribute to it all,” Carter said The guardian when asked for a response to Harry’s book. “It’s complicated and out of context. And I think they’ve given it enough attention.”
Carter, who played Harry’s aunt Princess Margaret on “The Crown,” added of the series: “I have to be careful here, but I don’t think they should continue. I’m in and I’ve loved my episodes, but this one is very different. When ‘The Crown’ started, it was a historical drama, but now it’s dropped into the present. But that’s up to them.”
He claims Season 5 of the Netflix show was “exploitative” of the now-King Charles. Jonathan Pryce questioned whether the recent criticism was due to “a heightened sensitivity to the Queen’s death”, while Lesley Manville, who took over as Princess Margaret from Carter, said the show was not “crossing a line” at all.
Judi Dench, who never appeared on “The Crown,” called the latest season “cruelly unfair and damaging to the entire royal family.” “Nobody believes in artistic freedom more than I do,” Dench said, “but there’s no questioning that.”
Dench added: “Despite publicly stating this week that ‘The Crown’ has always been a ‘fictional drama’, the show’s creators have resisted all calls to make a statement at the beginning of each episode. The time has come for Netflix to reconsider – for the sake of a family and a nation that has recently mourned, as a sign of respect for a sovereign who served his people so dutifully for 70 years, and to preserve his reputation in the eyes of his family. British subscribers.”
Netflix finally added a disclaimer to the series: “This fictional dramatization inspired by real events tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.”
The last two seasons of “The Crown” span from the 1990s to 2003, and Season 6 will include the death of Princess Diana, which Netflix says will not be seen on screen.
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