Eccentric actress Helena Bonham Carter has revealed she has contacted a psychic in order to help her prepare for her role in the TV drama ‘The Crown’ – and that via the psychic she had been in contact with Princess Margaret, the very role she is set to play.

UK-born Bonham Carter is a familiar face to movie-goers, and perhaps is best known for playing Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series of films. She has also been a regular cast member in films directed by her former husband Tim Burton, from whom she split in 2014.

Psychic helps Carter contact the late Princess Margaret

Carter has recently been added to the cast of the successful Netflix drama ‘The Crown’, playing Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth. In real life, Prince Margaret passed away in 2002. It has now been revealed that Bonham Carter has sort advice on her role from the late Prince Margaret via the services of a psychic.

A member of The Crown production team said “She always likes to research her roles with as much depth as possible – and is always prepared to go that extra mile. 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.”

Carter has a history of using psychic readings

Bonham Carter has said that via the medium the late Princess Margaret has told her she is “doing a great job”. Season 3 of ‘The Crown’ will air next year, with Olivia Coleman taking over from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth.

This is not the first time that the unconventional Bonham Carter has resorted to supernatural services in her life. She once contacted a psychic to help rid her home of a ghost, and tried to get in touch with the late Elizabeth Taylor in preparation for her role in the BBC drama about the star’s turbulent relationship with the actor Richard Burton.

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