A Busy Day for the Paparazzi!

Yesterday, the paparazzi must have been having a busy day, as they snapped photographs of Helena and Tim twice! The first set of images are of Helena and Tim, with Billy and Nell, taking their shopping home, and I have added 10 MQ images of them to the gallery. The second set is of Tim and Helena walking through London at night time, of which I have added 5 MQ images.

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Emma Watson calls Helena a ‘Mentor’

A brand new featurette for the final Harry Potter film has been released, in which Emma Watson discusses her relationship with Helena on the last film. There are several behind the scenes shots in the clip and Emma says some really nice things. The clip is courtesy of Total Film, and you can watch it below!

Candid Update

Helena returned back to England, with her mother Elena, on the 1st December, and I have added 6 MQ images of her there, thanks to JohnnyDepp.ru, as well as 12 MQ images of her on the 2nd December, walking through Hampstead with Tim and Nell, thanks to Tim Burton-Ru Livejournal. Make sure to login to view the pictures!

Helena Unsure About Joining ‘Akira’

A while back a new project was mentioned, entitled Akira, and Helena was rumoured to be playing the part of Lady Miyako. Last night at the Britannia Awards Helena was asked about the part by MTV Music.

Helena revealed that she hasn’t decided whether she’ll be taking the part yet, and that she didn’t really want to talk about it until she’d decided on whether she is going to do the film or not. MTV Music posted a video with Helena, but it seems that it can only be viewed if you’re in America. For those of you lucky Americans, enjoy the clip.

Liane: If you’re sneaky, you could Google something along the lines of ‘proxy’ and ‘videos’, and you should find something that tricks the Internet into thinking you’re in America, when really, you’re…wherever you are.

BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards

Phew! Added the first batch of pictures of Helena at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards, where Helena was picking up British Artist of the Year! So far I’ve added 9 HQ and 47 MQ pictures to the gallery, although I hope to have most of them in high quality by this evening!

Photoshoots Galore!

Okay, first of all, I’m very sorry that I have been so slow with pictures! I’ve got a rotton cold and I just could not stay up last night to deliver the pictures as they were released! I’m onto it now, while trying to get HQ and/or untagged versions of the photoshoot pictures I’m uploading now! Bear with me!

Okay, so we’ve got some medium quality pictures from the John Swannell shoot for Harper’s Bazaar, and I’m trying really hard to get them in HQ. I’ve also added a shoot from last year, but sadly that is tagged.

Jamie: A very big thanks goes out to Bo who sent us the untagged images from the John Swannell shoot! You can now view them untagged in the gallery.

Brief Interview with The Hollywood Reporter

The 19th annual Britannia Awards were held last night in Los Angeles, where Helena won the award for British Artist of the Year. A reporter for the magazine The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Helena, alongside Ben Stiller and David Yates, about her career.

On the evolution of her feelings about acting: My confidence came to me very late in life. I felt distinctly unworthy because I had such an instant success. I was quite exposed, and I never went to drama school. I didn’t feel very good — and I’m pretty self-critical now. But I’ve started to get off my own back, because, you know, acting is just pretending, after all. In our society, there’s a lot made of acting, when ultimately the essential thing is you’re playing — you’re paid a lot of money just to play, and you’ve got to be responsible and take it seriously, but, at the same time, Jesus, it’s not a Nobel Prize endeavor.

On breaking away from the period-piece romances that dominated the early part of her career: On the whole, I’m probably happier as I’m getting older, rather than in the sort of ingenue part of my life, where you’re really defined by what you look like. It’s a relief to me now to be given parts not to do at all really with my exterior. I’m always attracted to more character parts and to doing something different. But the period parts were really satisfying to do because they came from the world of the novel — and they were all so complex. And I love time travel. But we never want to be predictable in life — well, I don’t.

On working with longtime life partner Tim Burton, who has directed her in seven films: We’ve got very similar senses of humor. We’ve both got a very healthy inner child, we’re both quite playful. But we’ve always had an intuitive understanding of each other. We’ve learned how to do it. Basically, I’ve just got to not talk too much and obey. But, you know, if Tim Burton asks you to do a film, I don’t care if you’re with him or without him, you don’t say no.

Stumbled across this picture…

I was ‘Helena-Surfing’ (one of my favourite past-times: looking for Helena pictures) when I stumbled across this picture, photographed by Natasha Rain at an exhibition of some kind. Thought I’d share it, as I’ve personally not seen it before, although you may recognise the shoot that it comes from!

On further digging, I believe it comes from Peter Lindbergh‘s exhibition, “Cinema” at the  Photobiennale Festival, Grand Manezh, Moscow, Russia. And I’ve added 2 MQpictures to the gallery!

Helena at the Variety Screening Series in Hollywood

Hey look, it’s Helena! She attended the Variety Screening Series for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yesterday in Hollywood, California along with David Yates. I’ve got four pictures so far, on the hunt for better quality ones! Added some more pictures to the gallery, thanks to Bonham-Carter.org.

We also have a quote from Helena, regarding a dueling scene with Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) that was cut and stealing items from the set:

Helena Bonham Carter: I always shoot incredibly long sequences for Potter, and 5% is preserved. [laughter] Me and Julie – we did that fight. But it was much longer. We had so many moves. In fact, I had a really huge fight with Gary Oldman [in Order of the Phoenix] – do you remember that?

David Heyman: Are you saying your best stuff is on the cutting room floor?

Carter: Absolutely! Well not my best stuff, but a lot of stuff. I trust I’m in the hands of — but anyway. Me and Julie, we actually threw our backs out. Because it’s quite strenuous doing all the wand stuff. I died that day. I’ve died so many times in films. You usually die in the middle of shooting a film, or in the beginning. But this time I actually finished – it was on my last day of shooting. They killed me. And then they went, “…Bye!” [laughter] I kept my teeth. They wouldn’t fit anyone else. I got them at home. I’ve got my wand. But not THE wand. That’s part of what I loved about the whole Harry Potter experience – it was completely surreal. And I loved every minute of it. But every time I was on set, at the end they’d say, “Give us back your wand.” I’m an unconscious kleptomaniac, I take everything. [laughter] But they’d always take your wand and put it under lock and key. And I thought, “Don’t they realize they don’t work?” You know. [laughter] The wand I’ve got, it’s not my wand.

I’ve got a few posters actually [from the set]. They don’t know about that. The thing is – you go into the art department of any film and they sort of – you know – you can get a few things on the side. [laughter]

New Layout!

Well, you will have already noticed that we have an absolutely gorgeous new layout, made by the brilliant Eduardo! Now that everything is in place, it is full steam ahead with the rebuilding of other pages. Feel free to send in suggestions as to what kind of information, media etc you would like to see on the site!

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