Don’t forget to tune in for The Graham Norton Show tonight at 22:45 on BBC One, where Helena will be joined by co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, and Rihanna to discuss Ocean’s 8. The ladies will be setting a record for the most female guests Graham Norton has ever had on his show in twenty years.
Helena wears Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood.
Helena was interviewed for the LA Times about Ocean’s 8.
There’s no reason we were stretching credibility in being con artists,” Helena Bonham Carter says of “Ocean’s 8,” a new addition to the stylish “Ocean’s” franchise that sees eight women planning and executing a heist at the Met Gala.
The actress is sitting in a private room at London’s Soho House, stretched out on the couch as she reflects on her experience. “We can be as morally bankrupt as men,” she says and laughs. “That’s all we want to prove.”
Bonham Carter plays Rose Weil in the film opening Friday, a down-on-her-luck fashion designer whose financial troubles mean she’ll do anything — including join a crew of criminals planning to steal a Cartier necklace during fashion’s biggest night.
This is a purely a rumour.
According to various news and gossip sites, Helena is being considered for a villain role in the upcoming James Bond film.
I can definitely picture Helena in Bond, so fingers crossed this is true! I shan’t be getting too excited just now though, as the source is an anonymous ‘insider’ speaking to The Mirror.
Helena has narrated a film entitled Saying Goodbye for this year’s Children In Need.
Saying Goodbye features the stories of a group of children and young people in the UK dealing with the terminal illness or death of a parent.
The King’s Speech actress said: “It’s a privilege to be able to be involved with such a heart-rending film which shares such honest and important stories from children and young people as they cope with death of a parent or are facing this possibility.
“I hope this film strikes a chord with people across the UK and encourages them to donate to BBC Children In Need to enable the charity to continue to support children and young people who need it most.”
The film will air at 10.45pm on Tuesday 14th November on BBC1.
Many of you will have seen the recent candid photographs of Helena out and about in New York (sporting newly blonde hair with what looks like a pinkish tint), but if you haven’t…Helena is currently in New York! And the reason she’s in New York is because filming for Ocean’s Eight has begun. Hopefully we’ll get some more details about Helena’s role soon!
Helena was recently interviewed by Architectural Digest about Howards End, Alice in Wonderland, and her home.
Has a house ever stirred up so much drama as the one in Howards End? (Downton Abbey notwithstanding.) The wealthy Wilcox family’s stately English countryside cottage—as depicted in the Academy Award–winning 1992 Merchant Ivory film and the 1910 E. M. Forster novel on which it was based—is, understandably, the object of everyone’s desire. But there’s more at play in Howards End than mere aesthetics: The question of who will inherit the house becomes a commentary on Britain’s evolving class system. The newly restored film, which is being rereleased in New York today (and in Los Angeles on September 2), is also just plain gorgeous to behold. Helena Bonham Carter’s performance as bohemian sister Helen Schlegel is equally admirable. AD spoke with the actress—who called in from a park bench in England—about everything from her memories of making the movie to her own fantastical home. Here’s what she had to say.
Does the movie still resonate with you today? I think it’s a classic. The definition of a classic is that it has something to say in every age. There are things that don’t change in humanity—the lack of tolerance, the class disparity—so the central messages remain true. Of course, the one thing that makes it connect, and that is so fundamental to remember, is that despite any divide, we’re all so fundamentally similar. I should read the book again.
Continue reading the interview over at our press archive.
Helena has joined Twitter, it would appear! JK Rowling welcomed ‘Bella’ to Twitter two hours ago. The account @H_BonhamCarter has yet to be verified.
Helena’s PA, Donna Coulling, has said that the account is fake:
Jezebel reports that Helena is set to star in a new television mini-series based on Jami Attenberg‘s novel, Saint Mazie. Interestingly, Helena will also be producing the series, along with Suffragette producer, Faye Ward.
Helena will play Mazie Gordon-Phillips, who Attenberg described as a “deeply flawed, self-indulgent, extremely boozy” woman who had “quite a mouth on her.”
In a statement to Deadline, Faye Ward said:
“Our story unveils a woman in the middle of her life, a local legend who lifted the spirit of a community and yet barely moved beyond the perimeter of two square miles. She was in love with the streets and the people, she saw beauty in the dirt. It is exciting to think of Helena on screen oozing the spirit of this courageous woman. [Writer Clara Brennan’s] witty and political voice is perfect for Mazie and her world.”
Exciting news! Helena has reportedly been cast in an all-female spin-off of Ocean’s Eleven. Sandra Bullock is will be taking on the lead role as the sister of Danny Ocean, while Helena’s Cinderella co-star, Cate Blanchett will play the second lead akin to Brad Pitt’s character, Rusty. George Clooney, who played the role of Danny Ocean in the original films, is set to be a producer on the new film, which has a working title of Ocean’s Ocho. Star of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling and The Hunger Games actress, Elizabeth Banks have also signed up, while Jennifer Lawrence is rumored to be interested in the project.
The Hunger Games director, Gary Ross will be teaming up with the original director of Ocean’s Eleven, Steven Soderbergh. Continuing the female lead, Olivia Milch is credited at a writer on the film’s IMDb page. According to The Independent, the film’s premise will see the all-female collective team up in order to steal a necklace from the Met Ball so they can frame a villainous gallery owner.
A very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Helena, who is celebrating her 50th birthday today!