The Crown season 3: Vanessa Kirby posts pic with the new Princess Margaret, Helena Bonham Carter
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The Crown season 3: Vanessa Kirby posts pic with the new Princess Margaret, Helena Bonham Carter

Vanessa Kirby feels honoured to be replaced by Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret on the third season of Netflix’s The Crown.

tv Updated: Jan 15, 2018 14:46 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Kirby clicked a photo together.(Instagram)

Helena Bonham-Carter will replace Vanessa Kirby to essay Princess Margaretm in The Crown. Kirby announced the news as she posted an Instagram photograph in which she stands side-by-side with Bonham-Carter, with the caption “Honoured”, reports

Kirby has played the role of the Princess for the first two seasons, but the third season will feature an all-new cast in the major roles.

Honoured @thecrownnetflix

A post shared by Vanessa Kirby (@vanessa__kirby) on

Olivia Colman has been confirmed to play Queen Elizabeth, taking over the role from Claire Foy. But there has been no announcement yet about who will inherit the role of Prince Philip, played by Matt Smith in the first two instalments.

Helena Bonham Carter will replace Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

Series creator Peter Morgan has for a long time intended to replace key cast members in later seasons of the series to better portray the main characters as they age.

“You can’t ask someone to act middle-aged,” Morgan told Variety ahead of the season one premiere.

Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.

“Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it. The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds. That informs everything we do.”

Seasons 3 and 4 have not been officially ordered, but early production is said to be underway.

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First Published: Jan 15, 2018 14:46 IST