‘The Crown’ Has Made Their Worst Casting Choice, and ‘Harry Potter’ Is the Culprit

‘The Crown’ Has Made Their Worst Casting Choice, and ‘Harry Potter’ Is the Culprit

Did The Crown just make their worst casting choice? The Netflix series is one of the top-viewed shows on the streaming website. The series is famously based on the British Royal family, and then there is always a question of whether it is a work of fact or fiction. The series is certainly more popular in America than in the UK.

It largely follows the life of the late monarch Queen Elizabeth II, along with other members of the Royal family and the circumstances surrounding them. The series showed us the journey of the Monarch being crowned to the later years of her life. Now, season 5 has a new actress portraying the latter stages of Her Majesty’s life. But fans are not happy, and here is why.

Why do some think The Crown made a bad casting choice?

Did The Crown make their first terrible casting choice? English actress Imelda Staunton is the new Queen for its fifth season. But as per reports, some fans are calling it to be the worst casting choice. No, it is not because of her acting skills, but rather her previous role. She famously played the role of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series. She played the antagonist in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The actress was so good at her role, fans loved to hate her character.

While that gained her a lot of appreciation, the role was so remarkable, people have difficulty seeing her in any other roles. That has now affected her portrayal of Her Majesty.

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The younger years of the late Queen’s life were portrayed by Olivia Colman and Claire Foy. Some fans urge for their return, as they do not wish to see Harry Potter’s villain play the role of the longest-reigning Queen. Despite some critics, most people are in favor of her casting, and some even say they do not see any hint of Dolores Umbridge in her latest character.

Do you think Imelda Staunton’s casting in The Crown was a good choice? Comment your opinions.

One thought on “‘The Crown’ Has Made Their Worst Casting Choice, and ‘Harry Potter’ Is the Culprit

  1. Reply
    Nancy
    November 16, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    I was put off at first, because Dolores was such a hateful character, but the actress became the Queen as you watched more. Perhaps an unknown might have been better but that’s why it’s called acting…it’s up to her to convince you…and Imelda Staunton did just that.

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