Helena Bonham Carter
is at the opening of Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley
to talk MTV
about being bad. But for her upcoming role as The Fairy Godmother
in Disney’s live-action re-imagining of Cinderella
, she’s channeling something completely different than the Harry Potter
movie’s evil second-in-command, Bellatrix Lestrange
“Yeah, she’s good!” Carter said, laughing, as she told MTV News
about the Cinderella
role. “She has a wand, she has teeth, but they’re perfect.”
Carter is well known for her out there — and in recent years, evil — characters like Lestrange, which she played over four Harry Potter
movies, as well for scenes filmed for the new ride Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts
, which opens on July 8. But when she graces screens in 2015, it’s for a part about as far from Lestrange as you can get.
Still, according to Carter, being pure good doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges.
“It’s an icon, it’s a tricky one because a fairy godmother, everyone has an idea of a fairy godmother,” Carter continued, as she sat right outside a replica of the Harry Potter
films’ evil Knockturn Alley. “And also it’s kind of difficult to believe yourself as a fairy godmother, because it’s like a myth. You try and reinvent it, try to really believe having the thought of turning a pumpkin [into a carriage].”