Helena Bonham Carter’s Uncle Once Dated Princess Margaret


HEY, EVERYBODY, WELCOME
BACK TO THE SHOW. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU KNOW
MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT FROM “ROOM WITH A VIEW”, “THE KING’S
SPEECH,” AND “HARD CHRIS WITH MATTHEW BALLY” POTTER. NOW SHE’S PLAYING PRINCESS
MARGARET IN “THE CROWN.” PLEASE WELCOME, HELENA BONHAM
CARTER!( APPLAUSE )
♪ ♪ ♪( APPLAUSE )
♪ ♪ ♪>>Stephen: NO, PLEASE, NO,
NO, I BEG YOU. I BEG YOU. PLEASE. THAT’S A LOVELY– THIES LOVELY
JACKET.>>THIS IS WHERE– THIS ISN’T
WHERE DAVID LETTERMAN DID IT.>>Stephen: THIS IS THE EXACT
SAME THEATER.>>BECAUSE IT WAS ALWAYS COLD.>>I REMEMBER IT WAS ALWAYS
COLD.>>Stephen: IT’S
EXTRAORDINARILY COLD IN HERE.>>THIS IS WHY I BROUGHT THAT.>>Stephen: GOOD FOR YOU. GOOD FOR YOU. WELL PLANNED, HELENA BONHAM
CARTER.>>GOOD THINKING.>>Stephen: LOVELY TO MEET
YOU.>>LOVELY TO MEET YOU. LET’S DO IT AGAIN.>>Stephen: NICE TO SEE YOU. FOR THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO
HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET YOU’RE PLAYING PRINCESS MARGARET IN
“THE CROWN.”>>ONLY FOR THIS SEASON.>>Stephen: ONLY FOR THIS
SEASON?>>NO, ABSOLUTELY WRONG.( LAUGHTER )
THIS SEASON AND NEXT SEASON. SEASONS THREE AND FOUR. I WAS VANESSA KIRBY.>>Stephen: OKAY.>>WHEN YOU AGE IN “THE CROWN”,
YOU BECOME A DIFFERENT ACTOR.>>Stephen: OH,.>>THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS.>>Stephen: THAT’S VERY
INTERESTING. IT SOUNDS PAINFUL.>>WHEN YOU’RE PART OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY. IT WAS KIND OF PAINFUL.>>Stephen: I UNDERSTAND YOU
ACTUALLY– YOU MET PRINCESS MARGARET WHILE SHE WAS STILL
WITH US.>>I DID, I DID. KIND OF, LOOKING BACK ON IT– I
MEAN, I KIND OF– SHE WAS– IT SOUNDS LIKE A BIT SHOW-AVI BUT
SHE WAS KIND OF A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY BECAUSE MY UNCLE HAPPENED
TO KNOW HER FROM A LONG, LONG TIME —
>>Stephen: BY “KNOW” YOU MEAN THEY DATED?>>IT’S REALLY NUPT AIR. WE CAN’T REALLY BE– LET’S SEE. OH, YOU SEE. IT’S SO NICE. THERE’S MY UNCLE MARK. HE’S AMAZING. YOU SEE, HE WAS A PRISONER OF
WAR. AND HE ESCAPED FROM BEHIND ENEMY
LINES. HE WALKED THE WHOLE OF ITALY,
ESCAPED. AND THEY DIDN’T SEND HIM BACK TO
WAR. AND THEY ASKED HIM TO GUARD
PRINCESS ANN WHO WAS AT WINDSOR– NOT ANN, MARGARET.>>Stephen: SURE.>>SLIGHTLY JET LAG. YOU GET THE GIST.>>Stephen: SURE.>>AND THEY ENDED UP BEING GOOD
FRIENDS.>>Stephen: WAS SHE AROUND THE
HOUSE WHEN YOU WERE A KID?>>NO, I WOULD GO TO PARTIES AND
YOU WERE ALWAYS TOLD THERE WAS A PRINCESS IN THE ROOM. SHE WAS A STICKLER FOR PROTOCOL
AND NOW I REALIZE WHY.>>Stephen: WHY?>>SHE WANTED TO CONTROL WHAT
SHE COULD.>>Stephen: I UNDERSTAND.>>SHE HAD VERY LITTLE. AND I THINK SHE WAS VERY– SHE
WAS SOMEONE WHO WAS VERY BOSSY AND SHE WAS VERY PRECISE, AND IT
WAS ALMOST LIKE THIS IS WHAT SHE COULD DO FOR THE BRCH EMPIRE. SHE WAS VERY BOSSY. BUT IF YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE
CONTROL OVER YOUR LIFE, YOU CAN OFTEN END UP CONTROLLING THE
LITTLE THAT YOU CAN. MAYBE. I DON’T KNOW. I HAVE ALL SORTS OF REASONS TO
JUSTIFY MY BEHAVIOR IN THIS SERIES.( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: WE HAVE–>>ALL POSITIVE.>>Stephen: WE HAVE A CLIP
HERE. YOU CAN EXPLAIN WHAT’S GOING ON
HERE?>>PROBABLY NOT.>>Stephen: OKAY,UN WHAT?>>LET HER GO.>>Stephen: LET’S JUST
FREE-BALL IT. JIM.>>SHE MEANS WELL. TWO OF US ARE COMPLICATED.>>SHE AND I ARE COMPLICATED.>>IT’S TRUE. ELDER SISTER, YOUNGER SISTER. NUMBER ONE AND NUMBER TWO.>>WHO’S NUMBER ONE?>>YOU. OF COURSE. A NATURAL NUMBER ONE WHOSE
TRAGEDY IT IS TO HAVE BEEN BORN NUMBER TWO.>>THAT IS MY BURDEN.>>SHE KNOWS IT, TOO.>>YES, I THINK SHE DOES. THAT’S HER BATTLE.( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS )
>>I DIDN’T TELL YOU, I’LL TELL
YOU QUICKLY NOW –>>Stephen: OR TAKE YOUR TIME. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY IT
QUICKLY.>>I’M SLIGHTLY TIRED. THAT’S ALL. I JUST GOT OFF A PLANE. I’M NOT BORED.>>Stephen: WOULD YOU LIKE A
CUP OF COFFEE?>>YES.>>Stephen: A FRESH ONE–
>>DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE.>.>>Stephen: WOULD YOU LIKE A
CUP OF TEA.>>OH, LET’S HAVE OUR TEA. THAT IS SO PERFECT.>>Stephen: HERE WE GO. SO, YES, SO YOU WERE TALKING
WITH PRINCESS MARGARET. DO GO ON. UH-HUH. UH-HUH.>>YOU PUT THE MILK IN FIRST?>>Stephen: MILK IN FIRST. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR FOREIGN WAYS.>>STOP!>>Stephen: STOP. DO YOU LIKE SUGAR?>>NO.>>Stephen: NO? SAY WHEN?>>I WILL. I DIDN’T.( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: IT’S HOT! I DIDN’T WANT TO SCALD YOU.>>JUST TESTING.>>Stephen: IS THAT ALL
RIGHT?>>IT’S ALL RIGHT.>>Stephen: BEFORE YOU TELL
THE STORY, VERY QUICKLY. SHE SAYS, “BURDEN.”>>BURDEN.>>Stephen: THERE’S A
DIFFERENT ROYAL ACCENT THAN, LIKE, A RECEIVED ENGLISH ACCENT. IT’S A VERY SPECIFIC ACCENT
TSOUND TO ME.>>YES, WE HAD AN ACCENT COACH. BURDEN, BURDEN.>>Stephen: DO THEY HAVE A
SPECIFIC ONE? IT SOUNDS DIFFERENT TO ME.>>THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF SOUNDS
IN THE WORLD THAT ARE ACCENTED. YOU CAN’T MOVE YOUR UPPER LIP. TRY TALKING WITHOUT MOVING YOUR
UPPER LIP.( LAUGHTER )
GO ON. DO IT.>>Stephen: I’LL DO MY BEST.( LAUGHTER )
I’LL DO MY BEST.>>BETTER, BETTER.>>Stephen: BETTER, BETTER,
YES, YES, YES, I UNDERSTAND.>>THAT’S GOOD.>>Stephen: VERY GOOD, VERY
GOOD, YES, I UNDERSTAND.>>NOW SAY “BURDEN.” BRNTD.>>Stephen: BURDEN.( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ).
>>YOU COULD BE IN THE NEXT
SERIES!>>Stephen: I’M READY!>>YES!>>Stephen: I’M READY!>>SEASON 4!>>Stephen: OKAY, SO WHAT DID
SHE SAY TO YOU?>>WHAT DID SHE SAY TO ME? I WAS IN MY 30s, I HAD FINALLY
GOTTEN A FEW YEARS OF ACTING, AND I SAW HER AT A RECEPTION AT
WINDSOR. SHE WAS TINY, BY THE WAY. SHE WAS TINY. SHE WAS– SHE WAS —
>>Stephen: AND YOU’RE NOT HUGE YOURSELF.>>THAT’S WHY I’M BETTER THAN
VANESSA BECAUSE I’M SHORT. I CAN DO THAT BETTER. AND SHE SAID, “OH, HELENA”–
REMEMBERING THAT I WAS THE NIECE OF THE… MAYBE EX-BOYFRIEND, OR
WHATEVER HE WAS. “HELLO. YOU ARE GETTING BETTER AT
ACTING, AREN’T YOU?”( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: WOW!>>I MEAN IT’S KIND OF LIKE–
NOW I KNOW HER VERY WELL EYE FEEL I KNOW HER VERY WELL. IT’S KIND OF CLASSICALLY HER
THAT SHE’S BRILLIANT AT COMPLIMENTING AND PUTTING YOU
DOWN AT THE SAME TIME. THERE WAS ALWAYS AN AMBIVALENCE. AND SHE LIKED, WHETHER IT WAS
UNCONSCIOUS OR NOT, TO UNSETTLE PEOPLE PUP WERE GOING CONSTANTLY
–>>Stephen: WOW!>>THERE WAS A LOT OF DUALITY. SO SHE WOULD BE INCREDIBLY
FRIENDLY AND THEN VERY NOT. AND IT’S A SWITCH. AND THAT’S WHY SHE’S FUN TO
PLAY. POSSIBLY NOT FUN TO B TO B T TO
NOT ALL THE TIME. BUT SHE HAD SOME HAPPY BITS, BUT
THEY MAKE LESS-INTERESTING DRAMAS THAN UNHAPPY. SO, BUT SHE’S NOT AS UNHAPPY AS
PEOPLE WOULD LIKE. I THINK SHE WAS QUITE FRUSTRATED
THAT GENERALLY EVERYONE THOUGHT, “OH, THE UNHAPPIEST LADY EVER.” SHE HAD A LOT OF FUN, AND SHE
WAS WITTY AND SHE ENJOYED LIFE, TOO. SHE WAS MULTIDIMENSIONAL.>>Stephen: YES, SHE WAS.( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: OKAY, WE HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK. PLEASE DON’T GO AWAY BECAUSE
WHEN WE COME BACK I WILL ASK HELENA BONHAM CARTER TO SPILL
THE TEA.

100 comments

  1. If you know Helena well then you'll know she ALWAYS needs her diet coke, coffee and lots of other beverages… I see nobody brought her any… RUDE…. ok some tea that's good… well done 😂

  2. brrr its a lovely day in the neighbourhood, getting chilly, but I'm keeping the hearth in me heart warm, outlander series!!!! on episode 15! same people who killed the shermans r harming me.maybe……" i did it i did it,I'm guilty, i did it" no i didn't do it! BURDEN says burden, ask fred rogers but fred's not here.neither is the dog.brrr den.

  3. Please tell me that Princess Margaret will briefly run into Helena in the show at some point. Or at least briefly mention or show her uncle.

  4. how crazy is it that she ended up playing Princess Margaret all those years later. imagine being in a room with hundreds of people and one of those little girls in attendance would one day end up playing you. i wonder if she would have behaved differently around her had she of known.

  5. Honestly I think we all adore her 🥰 she’s such a gem. An amazing actress and a wonderfully amazing, funny and good human being ❤️

  6. Without speaking ill of the dead, my grandmother always said that people were always happy to entertain Princess Margaret (because she was so much 'fun') but they were much happier to see her leave. In Mustique, she would be very demanding and leave her guests with unpaid bills and got a kick from seeing people bend over backwards, her mother was much the same, worse actually. Towards the end of her life Margaret became very bitter and intolerable.

  7. OMG!!! They just played “Helena” by My Chemical Romance for the intro of Helena 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  8. I haven't finished season 3, but when her and her husband get into a fight, and she goes"hippity-hop, hippity-hop", I re-watch it at least 3x!

  9. Why isn’t he arrested for manhandling us and attempting to kiss and grope rape us in front of thousands still watching no less?

  10. She’s great! I started watching this season of The Crown because of her and now I am watching from the very beginning in season 1.

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