“The Crown” Star Helena Bonham Carter for British Harper’s Bazaar Magazine photographed by Pamela Hanson.
On ageing as an actress: “When I turned 50, I worried it was downhill all the way,” she says. “But it’s quite the opposite. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier or more fulfilled. This huge blooming of television means character-driven stories, so there’s a lot of choice and a lot of work. When I was young, you were considered ‘older’ over 30.”
On her ultimate aim to show a more rounded portrayal of the Princess Margaret: “I wanted to do her justice,” she says. “If someone does, as people said, behave rudely, there’s always a reason. It usually means that they’re unhappy.”
On meeting the Princess herself on several occasions: “She was a lifelong friend of my uncle Mark,” she explains. “He was in the Grenadiers, I think, and he guarded Margaret and Elizabeth at Windsor. And then they met, and I think there was a romance. He was really dashing…” […] Years later, after the fire at Windsor Castle, she was invited there to celebrate its restoration. “Margaret was on her own with a drink in her hand and she talked to me. She said, “Oh, Helena, you are getting better, aren’t you, at acting,”’ Bonham Carter recalls. “Typical Margaret!”
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