The acclaimed Netflix drama series “The Crown” just added two new cast members, including two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter.
Carter, who picked up Oscar nominations for her lead performance in “The Wings of the Dove” in 1998 and a supporting role in “The King’s Speech” in 2011, will take over the role of Princess Margaret in “The Crown.”
“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about — doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret,” the actress said. “The only thing I can guarantee is that I’ll be shorter [than Vanessa].”
The series also added veteran actor Jason Watkins, who will play Harold Wilson.
Said Watkins: “I am delighted to become part of this exceptional show. And so thrilled to be working once again with Peter Morgan. Harold Wilson is a significant and fascinating character in our history. So looking forward to bringing him to life, through a decade that transformed us culturally and politically.”
The new cast members join the show for season three, which launches in 2019.