Helena was photographed with author, Nina Stibbe in Camden today. Helena stars in the BBC adaptation of Nina’s book, Love Nina.
I have added two MQ pictures of Helena on the set of Cinderella, published by The Telegraph.
Kenneth Branagh: Helena Bonham Carter plays a deliciously ditzy and well-meaning fairy godmother who seems not necessarily to be in perfect control of her powers. We see here that look of slight apprehension. Helena wanted a touch of the yummy mummy and talked about Mae West and Marilyn Monroe. She was also very keen to have wings. Sandy was a little anti-wing to begin with, but came around. Her dress was lit from the inside – there’s a whole disco rig underneath there – and we had guys following her with a battery, so it would light up when she lifted her wand. We had real and CGI pumpkins, plus a huge inflatable one. This is made from polystyrene and the sculptors inserted a weight because we wanted it to have the weight of a real pumpkin.
I have upgraded the Cinderella stills with higher resolution versions, and added one extra thanks to Lily-James.com. If you have been following the official Cinderella tumblr, you will know that they have been releasing photos and GIFs in the countdown to the film’s release; I’ve added two of the Fairy Godmother pictures to the gallery.