The 52 year old actress known for roles in Harry Potter, Fight Club and many other high profile movies, has played the part of a royal more than once. For her recent role in the hit TV series ‘The Crown’, she went full method.
She used a psychic medium to attempt to contact the spirit of her character, Princess Margaret.
“She always likes to research her roles with as much depth as possible – and is always prepared to go that extra mile,” said a TV insider. “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 was apparently told by the ghost of Princess Margaret that she was doing a great job.
Interestingly enough, Carter also consulted the services of a psychic for an earlier role as Liz Taylor for the drama ‘Burton and Taylor’.
“I was in a real dilemma about the role,” she said at the time. “I asked a psychic – I’m completely wacko – who was actually de-ghosting our house.”