Helena has donated a signed pair of shoes, worn on the set of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, that are currently being auctioned off in aid of the Small Steps Project. Bidding ends Sunday 20th November 2014. Other celebrities who have donated their shoes include Benedict Cumberbatch, Joanna Lumley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bonnie Wright, Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Debbie Harry, Vivienne Westwood, and many, many more!
Helena has kindly donated these tan, leather wedges to Small Steps Project to raise funds for children living on rubbish dumps. She has signed them on the inside for you too! They were worn on set at the filming of her latest movie, ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.’
A little clip from Helena’s currently released film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet has been released online. Entitled “Insects”, the clip is focused on Helena’s character Dr. Clair.
Media students were given a rare insight into the film industry and the life of a BAFTA-winning actress at an exclusive film screening.
The fifteen young people from Highams Park School sixth form, in Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, made the the trip to the Courthouse Hotel in London on Thursday, where they watched The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet and had a Q&A session with Helena Bonham Carter.
The film star and two-time Academy award nominee “amused and educated” students about the film industry and her career choices, acccording to the school’s head of English and Maths, Chris Harris.
Speaking about the event organised by education charity, Into Film, Ms Bonham Carter said: “I loved it and I loved their interest and enthusiasm. So many people watch films on their own at home and it’s not a communal thing, so for me to sit here and hear the laughter, the appreciation and the jokes was wonderful.”
Mr Harris described the film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, as “charming, lyrical and creative”.
He added: “To top it off we had a Q&A with the film’s star Helena Bonham Carter who amused and educated us about film processes and actor choices when answering a series of questions by students.
“My A-Level media students were deeply impressed and can’t wait for the next trip.”
Helena recently sat down for a question and answer session with her PA, Donna Coulling. They chatted about Helena’s upcoming film The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, read the interview below!
How and why did you become involved in this project?
Because I loved it and Jean-Pierre has always been my dream director. And frankly if he’d asked me to do a commercial for furniture polish I’d have done it. Plus he emailed and asked me, and I love him.
How much input do you prefer to have over the portrayal of a character? Is this harder to do with a character already established in a book?
No because if there is already a book there is a lot of information to draw on. If the character inspires you and the more coloured and nuanced they are the more details and ideas it gives you. Continue reading Q&A with Donna Coulling
Here is a clip of Helena chatting with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2, about The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.
A few people have been asking where they can watch The Young and Prodigious Spivet and when it will be released on DVD/blu-ray. I did a little digging and found this on Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s official blog, dated 16th January 2014.
Sold worldwide, TS will only be on the screens in [countries other than France] as of May. This is due to the fact that a contract was signed with the famous American distributor Harvey Weinstein, which prohibits other countries from releasing the film before the USA. This is called a “holdback”. And this is why Spivet could not participate in all the international festivals it was invited to. Fortunately, this “holdback” ends in May.
As for the American release, no date has been set yet.
Because of this “holdback” the DVD and Bluray versions will be released in June instead of January as originally planned, to prevent English-speaking spectators from buying it on the Internet before the cinema release in their own country.
They are going to be brilliant: 3D version, 2D version, with a bonus “making of” that is more than an hour long by Julien Lecat, who was responsible for the “making-of” for ‘Micmacs’ and ‘A Very Long Engagement’, commentary for cut scenes, and a paper version of the storyboard in certain boxed sets.
A brand new trailer for Helena’s upcoming film The Young and Prodigious Spivet has just been released, which you can watch below!
On the 28th September 2013, Helena’s upcoming film The Young and Prodigious Spivet will receive its world premiere at the San Sebastian Festival, closing the Spanish festival. According to Variety, Helena will be attending the premiere, along with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and co-star Kyle Catlett.