On a slightly unrelated note, I’m so sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with Helena news and pictures lately! I’ve been so busy with work and my personal life, I haven’t had much free time. I’m hoping to do something stuff soon, though!
I’m so sorry for neglecting the site recently! I am in the process of adding lots and lots of pictures of Helena looking fabulous on the set of Ocean’s Eight with co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Rihanna. Also spotted on location was Mindy Kaling, who was previously confirmed as appearing in the film, as well as Sarah Paulson and Dakota Fanning who look to have joined the cast as well!
Many of you will have seen the recent candid photographs of Helena out and about in New York (sporting newly blonde hair with what looks like a pinkish tint), but if you haven’t…Helena is currently in New York! And the reason she’s in New York is because filming for Ocean’s Eight has begun. Hopefully we’ll get some more details about Helena’s role soon!
Helena was recently interviewed by Architectural Digest about Howards End, Alice in Wonderland, and her home.
Has a house ever stirred up so much drama as the one in Howards End? (Downton Abbey notwithstanding.) The wealthy Wilcox family’s stately English countryside cottage—as depicted in the Academy Award–winning 1992 Merchant Ivory film and the 1910 E. M. Forster novel on which it was based—is, understandably, the object of everyone’s desire. But there’s more at play in Howards End than mere aesthetics: The question of who will inherit the house becomes a commentary on Britain’s evolving class system. The newly restored film, which is being rereleased in New York today (and in Los Angeles on September 2), is also just plain gorgeous to behold. Helena Bonham Carter’s performance as bohemian sister Helen Schlegel is equally admirable. AD spoke with the actress—who called in from a park bench in England—about everything from her memories of making the movie to her own fantastical home. Here’s what she had to say.
Does the movie still resonate with you today? I think it’s a classic. The definition of a classic is that it has something to say in every age. There are things that don’t change in humanity—the lack of tolerance, the class disparity—so the central messages remain true. Of course, the one thing that makes it connect, and that is so fundamental to remember, is that despite any divide, we’re all so fundamentally similar. I should read the book again.