Joy Behar denies Judi Dench’s The Crown disclaimer claim: ‘If you’ve got a brain, you can find out’

Joy Behar, one of the hosts of the ABC talk showThe viewhas questioned Dame Judi Dench’s claim that the new series will be Netflix’s royal family drama The crown should come with a disclaimer as to its historical accuracy.

“This lady disagrees with Dame Judi Dench because upstairs they tell you it’s not a documentary and if you have a brain you can find out the writers used the story,” Behar said during an episode on Thursday , October 20th.

“If it’s documented history, then we can believe it,” Behar added, “but we won’t believe a conversation that takes place in Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s bedroom.”

“No one was there but the two of them, so you don’t believe that part. But the historical part, you think.”

Earlier this week, Dench, 87, had written a letter to The times, in which she accused the series of “tough sensationalism”.

“The closer the drama comes to our present, the more freely it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism,” she wrote.

behavior The view Co-host Whoopi Goldberg was more supportive of Dench’s view, pointing out a storyline about Prince Philip (played by Jonathan Pryce) having an affair that reportedly didn’t actually happen. Behar joked, “He’s apparently had several affairs, but not this one.”

Dench is not alone in this opinion The crown should come with a disclaimer. Helena Bonham Carter, who played Princess Margaret on the series, said in a 2020 interview that there was a difference between “our version” and the “real version” of the royal story.

Dame Judi Dench and the Queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles.

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“It’s dramatized,” she said. “I feel very empowered because I think we have a moral responsibility to say, ‘Wait a minute guys, this isn’t… it’s not a drama doc, we’re doing drama.’ So they are two different entities.”

Meanwhile, some fans of the series believe Dench’s criticism of the show was motivated by her friendship with King Charles and Queen Consort, Camilla Parker Bowles. Joy Behar denies Judi Dench’s The Crown disclaimer claim: ‘If you’ve got a brain, you can find out’


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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