Helena was interviewed for The Guardian about her film, 55 Steps.
Helena Bonham Carter does not attempt to disguise her hurt. She says she has just made the most important and personal film of her career, and is convinced nobody will see it. 55 Steps tells the story of Eleanor Riese, a psychiatric patient who successfully fought the US’s medical and political establishment in the 1980s for the right to refuse antipsychotic drugs.
Bonham Carter, who executive-produced the film as well as playing Riese, tried to get the movie made for 15 years, but it kept collapsing – budget problems, casting problems, director problems. Initially, she was going to play Colette Hughes, the campaigning lawyer (think Erin Brockovich) who represents Riese, with Susan Sarandon in the central role. But so much time passed that Bonham Carter ended up playing the older psychiatric patient, with Hilary Swank cast as the lawyer. And now the film is going straight to video.
Continue reading at The Guardian
Anyone remember the photograph that was shared on Instagram by the daughter of a woman who worked on a short film entitled The Gallery? I can’t for the life of me find the original post, but I have found the video! It is roughly 3 minutes long and there’s no dialogue (not quite a silent movie, but close!). You can watch the video here.
Helena has teamed up with TellTails (remember the cute tail she wore to the Save the Children Secret Winter Gala in 2014?) to bring us a cute little tail, of which 10% of the revenue is donated to BOTH.
Helena is the founding patron of the charity, Broaden Out Their Horizons.
For all you rascals and
rebels with endless schemes,
and follow your dreams.
You can purchase the tail for £25 on their website.
Happy Birthday, Helena! We hope she had a lovely day (she certainly had beautiful weather!)
Helena was once again raising money for Save the Children at their A Night of Hits fundraiser last night. Helena wore her red Gary Graham dress with Stella McCartney platforms and Dolce & Gabbana box clutch.
Ten years ago today, Jamie and I launched Helena Online! Can’t believe it’s been a decade already!
Helena will be appearing in an episode of the second series of Tate Britain’s Great Art Walks on Sky Arts! The first episode airs 17th April at 8pm, but I’ve yet to confirm which episode she will feature in.
Celebrities including Billy Connolly, Helena Bonham Carter and Robert Lindsay explore the life and work of their favourite artists by visiting a landscape they captured in a masterpiece. Hosted by historian Gus Casely-Hayford and featuring fascinating facts and beautiful locations.