I’ve added two gorgeous photos of Helena in the 1991 production of The House of Bernarda Alba at the Nottingham Playhouse.
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.
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.
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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.
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.