‘The Crown': Helena Bonham Carter Gears Up to Play Princess Margaret

Actress would play older princess after Vanessa Kirby portrayed her younger years

Last Updated: January 5, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

“The Crown” is looking to add another member to its royal family. Helena Bonham Carter is circling a deal with Netflix to play Princess Margaret in the critically-acclaimed series, according to multiple media reports.

Carter would take over the role which has been played by Vanessa Kirby, for the first two seasons.

“The Crown”s second season dropped on the streaming service on Dec. 8. By the close of the season, Margaret had married Antony Armstrong-Jones, the Earl of Snowdon (played by Matthew Goode) and was carrying a bun in her oven.

The series stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, and Jeremy Northam as Antony Eden, along with newcomers Goode and Michael C. Hall.

However, the show will be making a time jump, so Netflix is recasting for storylines about the later years of the royal family’s lives. Olivia Colman will be taking over for Foy for the series’ (yet-to-be-officially confirmed) third and fourth seasons. Smith is also on his way out, though a replacement for him has yet to be announced.

When TheWrap reached out about the deal, Netflix declined to comment.