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Entertainment Helena Bonham Carter Explains How She Connected With Princess Margaret's Spirit Ahead of 'The Crown' Role

07:35  09 november  2019
07:35  09 november  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Helena Bonham Carter Explains How She Connected With Princess Margaret ' s Spirit Ahead of ' The Crown ' Role . Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Helena Bonham Carter talked about how she used a psychic to speak to the late Princess Margaret in preparation to play the royal in the

Helena Bonham Carter revealed that Princess Margaret ' s ghost gave her a backhanded compliment when she asked if she should take The Crown part.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Helena Bonham Carter talked about how she used a psychic to speak to the late Princess Margaret in preparation to play the royal in the latest season of The Crown, which debuts on Netflix on Nov. 17.

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Helena Carter, Richard Ayoade sitting on a stage © Courtesy of BBC America/AMC Networks "I did meet a psychic, who's a friend of mine, and I was seeing her," said Bonham Carter. "She does healing. She does other things, but she also has a talent for mediumship and as I was seeing her for something else, she said, 'Oh, Margaret is here. Does that mean anything?' and I said, 'Yes, it does.'"

Bonham Carter had already been asked to play Princess Margaret at the time, though she hadn't accepted the role yet. "I said, 'Well, yeah.... If you've got the horse's mouth in the room, you're not gonna say no,'" she said. "I said, 'Yeah' and I asked, 'Would you mind if I played you?' She did say, 'I think you're a better idea than the other actor.'"

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"It was a very typical Margaret thing," she added. The actress said that she had previously met the princess. "She had a way of sometimes complimenting you and putting you down at the same time. And the fact that she said, 'Oh yeah, I think that you're better than the other,'" Bonham Carter said, "It's like you never knew where you were with her."

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Helena Bonham Carter Sought Psychic Help for Role of Princess Margaret on ‘ The Crown ’. During a talk at Cheltenham Literature Festival on Saturday, The Guardian reported that the actress shared some of the takeaways she got from the psychic while trying to conjure the late Princess

Bonham Carter (“Ocean’s Eight”) steps into shoes previously filled by Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret in the first two seasons and just landed an Emmy nomination The producers also revealed the first image of Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones, Margaret ’ s photographer husband.

Bonham Carter added that the spirit "came through with another note," which was that the actress should "get the smoking right." She continued, "I smoked in a particular way and always remember that the cigarette holder is as much a weapon for expression as anything else and that was a good note."

Host Graham Norton with (seated left to right) Lady Anne Glenconner, Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Chadwick Boseman, Richard Ayoade and Niall Horan during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. © Press Association Host Graham Norton with (seated left to right) Lady Anne Glenconner, Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Chadwick Boseman, Richard Ayoade and Niall Horan during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. "She was somebody who was innately dramatic. If you're royal, you can't necessarily talk much. You're a walking icon," she continued. "She was very, I think, conscious about the silhouette and whatever she did with her body and particular with her hands."

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