The eccentric actress – who has seven-year-old son Billy and three-year-old daughter Nell with long-term partner Tim Burton – is fascinated by the prosthetics she dons for her movies and likes to keep them after she finishes shooting.
She said: “We have an appreciation of bad teeth, me and Tim. I’ve got a whole cupboard full of them at home.”
Helena and Tim famously live in adjoining houses in London but the 44-year-old beauty insists their home life is not as outlandish as people have speculated.
She told Total Film magazine: “They think we’re like the Addams Family. But do you know what? I think that is all rather marvellous. The more myths that follow you, it’s a more protective shell around you.
“I’ve got a happy relationship, I’ve got two beautiful kids and I’m having a lot of fun. We might not believe in hair brushes or combs but on the whole, fundamentally, our emotional make-up is the same.”
The nominees for the upcoming London Film Critics’ Circle Awards have just been released, and Helena is nominated twice! She has been nominated for British Actress of the Year for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech and she has been nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role for her performance as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.
The results will be announced on February 10th, 2011. Congratulations to all the nominees!
The results are in for the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, in which Helena was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Unfortunately Helena once again lost out, this time losing to Hailee Steinfeld for her performance in True Grit. Sadly the film also lost out in the Best Film and Best Original Screenplay categories, along with Tom Hooper and Geoffrey Rush losing in their categories. However, Colin Firth did win Best Actor, so congratulations!
I just stumbled across a behind the scenes video for Helena’s upcoming film, The King’s Speech on Helena Source and it looks sublime. It shows a scene with Helena, Colin Firth, Eve Best and Guy Pearce performing a scene several times among a look at other scenes. You can watch the video below.
A clip from Helena’s upcoming television movie, Toast has just been released, and it looks fantastic! A big thank you to Alison for posting it on the tagboard! Watch the clip below, and don’t forget to tune in on December 30th at 9pm on BBC One.
The results are in for the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards in which Helena was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category. Unfortunately Helena lost out, and the award went to Melissa Leo for her performance in The Fighter.
A brand new still from Helena’s upcoming television film, Toast has just been released, and it’s a total contrast to the previous images. There’s also a little bit of information regarding Helena’s interest in the role of Mrs. Potter in the film. View the image in the gallery!
Bonham Carter says she wanted to play Mrs Potter because she loves people who are “complicated, not immediately unsympathetic and probably somewhat ill mentally.” She suspects Mrs Potter’s manic cleaning was a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder, and says it was a challenge to “look vaguely credible with the cleaning. I’ve never cleaned much before. My mother says she is still waiting for me to develop my domestic aspect.”
The results are in for the recent Houston Film Critics Society Awards, and unfortunately Helena didn’t win. That said, The King’s Speech lost out on all of it’s awards, losing out in the categories: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in addition to Helena’s category, Best Supporting Actress.
A brand new clip has been released of Helena in the upcoming film, The King’s Speech. It shows a brief look at the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and King George, as well as Elizabeth’s distaste for Wallis Simpson. Watch the fantastic clip below, thanks to Ste posting it on the tagboard!