Helena to play Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’

Disney have officially announced that Helena will play the role of the Fairy Godmother in Kenneth Branagh‘s live-action version of Cinderella! Helena joins a stellar cast which includes Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Lily James as Cindrella, Richard Madden as the Prince and Sophie McShera and Holliday Granger (Magnificent 7, Great Expectations) playing the stepsisters.

Filming is scheduled to begin in London in Autumn; the official release date is yet to be announced although it is expected to be some time next year.

Helena saved the day at British Vogue photoshoot

This would only happen with Helena Bonham Carter.

The Harry Potter and The King’s Speech actress, 47, saved the day during her cover photo shoot with British Vogue when she pulled a fake moustache out of her purse – one she just happened to be carrying around.

“My favourite image of her is the moustache picture,” said British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers.

“I had brought this hat along and when I put it on her said, ‘I wish I had a moustache to go with it,'” Chambers revealed.

“Then Helena chimed in with: ‘I’ve got a moustache in my bag’ and whipped it out. And I thought, ‘Of course you have a moustache in your bag, you’re Helena Bonham Carter,’ and I loved her for that.”

Chambers said that she has known the actress “forever” and she wanted to convey her intelligence in the shoot. Helena Bonham Carter is on the cover of British Vogue’s “Ageless” July issue.

“She’s done really interesting films – she’s like the female Johnny Depp,” Chambers said. Bonham Carter has appeared with Depp in several films directed by Carter’s partner, director Tim Burton, including Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

“She could be Hollywood, but it’s the film choices she’s made that set her apart. And what I love about her is that she has her own style, she loves what she loves and she’s an incredibly confident woman, but she’s totally up for change,” Chambers continued.

“Most celebrities want to repeat what they’ve honed and are comfortable in, but she’s up for doing anything which is unusual in an actress.”

Bonham Carter was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Chambers noted that she didn’t give Bonham Carter any “character” for any of the pictures, but that the actress became a new character with each change of clothes – including the moustache.

Source: Fashion Style

Helena by Kate Barry

After Jak’s query about when these were taken, I discovered that we don’t actually have them in the gallery! So I have now added 2 MQ photos by Kate Barry to the gallery – you can view more from the shoot in Elle (Sweden) and similar in L’Express. I am now all in a tizz over date and photographer information, which I think I have got wrong in places! But these two are definitely by Kate Barry.

Tim Burton Admits He ‘Shoots’ Helena with a Nerf Gun

Tim Burton says he’s found the perfect way to deal with wife Helena Bonham Carter whenever she gets on his nerves – he shoots her with a Nerf gun.

The eccentric director’s relationship with Helena began shortly after he ended a romance with model and actress Lisa Marie in 2001, but while their union has produced two children in Billy, 9, and 5-year old Nell there have been a number of rocky patches along the way.

“We’ve survived (as a couple), but it hasn’t always been easy,” he explained. “Sweeney Todd (in which she starred) was the worst; definitely the worst. But them I found out she was pregnant with Nell and it kind of all made sense.”

The pair have worked collaboratively on numerous projects down the years, amongst them Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows and Alice in Wonderland – and he admits it was while they were shooting his interpretation of the Lewis Carroll novel that he devised a rather unique way of dealing with his anger.

Alice in Wonderland was fine,” he said. “Alice was good, actually. I had a Nerf gun that I’d shoot her with every so often to get my tension out.”

While there may have been issues, Helena recently confessed to UK’s Vogue magazine that she’s happier than ever.

“I’m genuinely enjoying my life more now than I ever did,” she said. “My work is better, my relationships are richer and of course, I have the children, which makes me feel as sexy and as womanly as I ever have.”

Source: Entertainment Wise

Vogue UK Images

The official cover of July’s edition of Vogue UK Magazine, featuring Helena on the cover, has been released! Vogue.co.uk has also released the images of Helena in the photoshoot, which we have also added to the gallery. You can view the gorgeous images below!

Helena to appear on the cover of Vogue UK

A leaked image of the July cover of Vogue UK has appeared on the Internet today and shows Helena appearing on the cover! She has reportedly been photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the spread and hopefully we will get high quality pictures of the cover and her inside spread! You can view the gorgeous preview image below, as well as photos of the inside spread, thanks to AmyOfficial.co.uk!

Liane: I tried to find a copy today, but I think it is only available to subscribers at the moment, so I’ll keep looking.