“The Crown” Star Helena Bonham Carter for British Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Posted on October 30, 2019

“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!”

 

Style Credits:
Cover: Roksanda Silk, Cotton and Taffeta Dress | Simone Rocha Earrings | Tabitha Simmons Shoes
Image 1: La Perla Lycra and Lace Body and Silk Petticoat | Boodles Earrings
Image 2: Ralph & Russo Silk and Taffeta Dress | Gucci Beaded Gloves | Harry Winston Necklace | Boodles Earrings

[Photo Credit: Pamela Hanson/British Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]

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