Helena discusses her latest photoshoot with photographer Marc Jacobs to Elle Magazine and reveals that he wasn’t actually there at the shoot! She was photographed by Juergen Teller.
“I just had a great day, I was amazed I was paid to do it. Frankly, I had a great day’s fun of dressing up and playing around with Juergen. He’s the least controlled, the least affected. Usually when you do press or advertisement and you’re hired as a model, it’s usually quite anal an affair, everybody has their say. You’re not really being you, you’re selling something. But it was so liberating, and they just allowed me to do whatever I wanted. So it was great fun really, me and Juergen just had a play.”
She also discussed how easy it was to unleash her not-so-latent crazy with Jeurgen behind the lens.
“My instinct anyway, unfortunately, as some people can tell, is to dress up. I do like dressing up, and I feel like you’re channeling different people. They might be very unfortunate creations or sometimes more fortunate. I’ve never met Marc, but I’ve always admired his clothes. And he just said, ‘Would I be interested?’ Also just go with it and wear whatever I wanted, if I wanted to wear shoes that were different colors. In fact there were strict instructions, ‘Please make sure she wears shoes that were different colors.’ It came out like that. I find that it’s all play. That was what was so fun. Suddenly I found I was pretending to be a dog on the floor, snarling at Juergen, then I was Judy Garland in her latter days. We went through all different kinds of scenarios, but it was fun, it was really good fun.”