Helena Bonham Carter Spoke To Princess Margaret's Spirit Through Psychic For 'The Crown'

Stranger and stranger, this world gets with each passing day.

Then again, you'd have to be pretty strange to date Tim Burton. So I can't say that I'm really all that surprised.

So here's what we know for sure at the moment, dear reader.


We know that Season 3 of The Crown is on its way to Netflix.

We know that Helena Bonham Carter is going to replace Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in this new season as well.

Now this is when things get a little spooky.


Which is fitting, considering it's October.

Most people when they research a real person for an acting role read books about the character. Watch documentaries, maybe talk to living people who knew the person if they're dead.

Not Helena Bonham Carter.

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She actually went to a psychic to speak with the spirit of Princess Margaret.

Yes, you read that right.

Why would she do this? Besides getting some first-hand info about the role, she also wanted the ex-princess's blessing.

So... what did the spirit of Princess Margaret say?

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According to HBC, she said:

"I asked her: ‘Are you OK with me playing you?’ and she said: ‘You’re better than the other actress’ … that they were thinking of."