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Helena Bonham Carter Speaks Out About 'The Crown's Fact Vs. Fiction Controversy

Helena Bonham Carter Speaks Out About 'The Crown's Fact Vs. Fiction Controversy

Helena Bonham Carter is weighing on the controversy surrounding The Crown.

Earlier this month, Princess Diana‘s brother, Earl Spencer, called out the program after seeing the depiction of his sister on the Netflix show.

British politician Oliver Dowden, who serves as the U.K.’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, also spoke out about the hit show, and urged Netflix to put a disclaimer before episodes of The Crown to tell viewers that the series is a fictionalization and they should not take the show for absolute truth.

“It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that,” Mr. Dowden shared in a recent interview. “Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.”

Helena, who played Princess Margaret in seasons three and four, is now speaking out and supporting the concerns.

“It is dramatized,” she stated. “I do feel very strongly, because I think we have a moral responsibility to say, ‘Hang on, guys, this is not…it’s not a drama-doc, we’re making a drama.’ So they are two different entities.”

Helena did add though that the research that series creator Peter Morgan does before each season is impressive.

“That is amazing, and then Peter switches things up and juggles,” she adds.

The bulk of season four concentrated on Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as Charles’ alleged affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.

This isn’t the first time the show has been called out by someone. Find out what happened just last month…

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