Helena Bonham Carter said The Crown had a “moral responsibility” to tell viewers that this was a drama, rather than a historical fact, following calls for a “health warning” for children. people who watch the series.
The actor, who played Princess Margaret in series three and four of the hit drama Netflix, told an official podcast of the show that there was an important distinction between “our version” and the “real version. “.
In the episode of the podcast, which was released Monday, Bonham Carter said, “He’s dramatized. I feel really strong, because I think we have a moral responsibility to say, ‘Hang on guys, this isn’t … this isn’t a doc-drama, we’re doing a drama. So these are two different entities.
She called the show’s creator Peter Morgan’s research “amazing,” adding, “This is the right documentary. It’s amazing, then Peter turns things around and juggles.
His take came after criticism of the show’s historical accuracy prompted Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to say he planned to write to the streaming network asking that a warning be put in place before the program airs, so that viewers do not misinterpret the portrayal as historical truth.
Dowden told the Mail on Sunday: “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction, so like other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at first, it’s just that … Without that I’m afraid a generation of viewers who did not live. these events can take fiction for fact.
Accusations of inaccuracies in the production of Peter Morgan, ranging from repeatedly showing the queen “badly dressed for parading the color” to disputes over Prince Charles fishing technique.
But the biggest point of contention concerns the portrayal of Charles’ marriage to Diana. He is pictured phoning Camilla Parker Bowles every day in the early years of the marriage, and Diana is described as forcing the couple’s travel plans to Australia to change after a tantrum.
Currently, viewers are cautioned that the show contains references to nudity, sex, violence and suicide, and is suitable for viewers aged 15 and over.
Netflix has been contacted for comment.