I just stumbled across an interview that Helena did with BBC Two about her character Margot Tyrrell in the recently aired Turks & Caicos and the upcoming Salting the Battlefield. Read a little snippet below and click more for the full interview.
How did you get involved in the films?
I got involved via the usual route in that my agent phoned up and asked if I had seen Page Eight? I’ve known Bill for years, but I’ve only admired David from a distance. I knew I was going to say yes before I’d read the script. I watched Page Eight when it first transmitted. I found it stylish, sexy and cool and I thought, “why wasn’t I in it?” I’d only ever worked on a radio play with Bill though I’ve always wanted to do more with him. Also it was good for me to make something modern and this was a script that was unadorned and straight.
Did you know Bill before?
Yes I did. I’ve known Bill for years. We ended up doing Private Lives on the radio. He’s such a physical actor; I love the way he moves. He uses his whole body and is so funny.
Helena is said to be in final negotiations to return as the Red Queen in the sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, according to Variety. Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska have already signed on to reprise their roles for Through the Looking Glass, which will be directed by James Bobin. Thank you to MsBellatrixLestrange for sharing!
Last night, Helena was joined by over 500 guests, including Helen McCrory, Damien Lewis, Colin Firth, Suggs, Dominic West and Sir Michael Cain, for A Night of Reggae, raising over £1.4 million for Save the Children. I have added 15 HQ and 7 MQ pictures of Helena, who attended with her mother, Elena.
Turks and Caicos will air on Thursday 20th March at 9pm on BBC Two.
Meryl Streep has been cast as Emmeline Pankhurst in the upcoming film Suffragette, according to the Guardian. She is said to be in final negotiations to play ‘a small but important role’ as the iconic political activist. Meryl Streep has previously worked with writer Abi Morgan in The Iron Lady. The Ruby Films drama will be directed by Sarah Gavron and produced by Faye Ward and Alison Owen.
Shooting begins on Monday.