It’s claimed she took on a psychic to try and contact Princess Margaret before accepting the role.
So it’s a good job Helena Bonham Carter looks every inch the royal as she is seen as the Countess of Snowdon for the very first time.
The 52-year-old has replaced Vanessa Kirby in The Crown as she joins in the third series of the Netflix show.
It’s all change as Tobias Menzies comes in for Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Olivia Coleman is given the task of portraying Queen Elizabeth II.
Filming began in July for the long awaited next series and the new faces really look the part.
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Part three will start from 1964 – covering the early years of the monarch’s time on the throne.
It has been claimed that Helena hired a psychic to contact the late Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, before accepting the role.
The Harry Potter star looks just like her and a Sun insider claimed: "She always likes to research her roles with as much depth as possible – and is always prepared to go that extra mile.
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"So if that means using someone with supernatural powers to speak to a character who is now on the other side then Helena has no problems with doing that."
There may have been a big cast reshuffle but the new batch are sure to be around for a while.
Series three and four are being shot back-to-back – and it’s unlikely that fans will have to wait long for another installment once the next chapter comes to an end.
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