Earlier this week, Netflix’s The Crown gave us our very first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. Colman is replacing Claire Foy, who starred in the series for the first two seasons alongside Matt Smith, who played Prince Phillip, and Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret. We fell in love with these three actors and their performances over the first two seasons of the beloved show, and as such, the recasting had to be nothing less than spot-on. And there’s no question whether or not that’s the case with Olivia Colman. From the first look alone, the resemblance is uncanny. But the choice for Princess Margaret definitely turned some heads.
Helena Bonham Carter may not have been many people’s first choices when it comes to Princess Margaret, but if you think about it, she kind of fits the role perfectly! Princess Margaret is known for marching to the beat of her own drum, damn what anyone else says. And isn’t that exactly what Carter does? Sure, Carter may be a little more eccentric, but that spirit holds true. And from the first photo, she’s looking pretty spectacular. See for yourself!
We’re definitely excited to see what Carter brings to the role!
The Crown Is Streaming On Netflix.