Helena Bonham Carter poised to take on Princess Margaret in The Crown

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The Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland star will take over the role from Vanessa Kirby, who played Margaret in the first two seasons. Though there are surely plenty of actors who would love to score the plump part of the queen's husband, it will take someone formidable to hold their own against Colman and Bonham Carter.

If you've finished binge-watching the second season of The Crown on Netflix, you're probably wondering when the third season will arrive. The actress has also embodied a member of this particular royal family before, for the Academy Award-winning 2010 film The King's Speech, in which she played another Elizabeth-Queen Mother of Elizabeth and Margaret. Though Netflix has yet to confirm, an exciting new contender has popped into the conversation: Helena Bonham Carter.

Showrunner Morgan spoke about his decision to recast the roles previous year, explaining to Screen Daily: "I feel that when we reach 1963-64 we've gone as far as we can go with Claire Foy without having to do silly things in terms of make-up to make her look older..." The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds. So, the rumor that Helena Bonham Carter might join the cast is just one of the most thrilling ideas we've ever heard. After news of her casting broke, Colman told the BBC, "I think Claire Foy is an absolute genius-she's an incredibly hard act to follow".

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Because Margaret is the ultimate naughty little sister, the hungover, chain-smoking next-in-line, who drops further down the ranks as her goodie-goodie sister commands the Commonwealth and gets on with her duty-bound breeding.

"What's so attractive about Claire is her youth", he told Variety ahead of the season one premiere.

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