|Helena Bonham Carter|
Helena Bonham Carter is our actor of the week. After seeing her in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Mrs. Weasley vs Bellatrix Lestrange!) and posting on Lady Jane, I have had her on the brain. I think we all know her for her interesting choice in fashion as well as in acting roles and whether you love her or not, she is a true original.
|Helena Bonham Carter as The Queen Mum in The King's Speech|
[Logue and Bertie look panic-stricken. Elizabeth comes to the rescue]
Queen Elizabeth: We would love to, such a treat, but alas... a previous engagement. What a pity.
I personally thought this was brilliant casting to have HBC as The Queen Mum. She wasn't always an elderly lady and this was a great reminder of that.
|Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland|
[Live pig is slid under her feet]
The Red Queen: I love a warm pig belly for my aching feet.
Helena Bonham Carter has appeared in many of her common law husband Tim Burton's films. Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and even Planet of the Apes! They credit the health of their relationship to living in two different houses, side by side and connected by an open hallway so the family members can come and go as they please.
Here is a quote from "Celebrity news and style Now" from 2006:
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton live in separate houses - because they cannot agree on decor.
The couple - who have a three-year-old son Billy - have neighbouring homes in north London, linked by a single corridor.
Helena, 40, insists the couple's unusual arrangement is necessary so they don't bicker over interior design.
She says: 'His side is messier. My side is cutesy, like Beatrix Potter, which is fine for him to visit but there's no way he could live in it. He thinks his side is James Bond.'
Billy's bedroom is in 48-year-old Tim's house but Helena reckons he prefers to spend most of his time in her home because of her roaring fire.
'I have the kitchen and a fire so we'll watch telly in my place,' she explains. 'There is no normality in life. Having two houses means that we can get out of each other's hair - which, let's face it, we've both got a lot of.'
|Helena Bonham Carter showing her fashion sense and her sense of humour at the Oscars 2011|
I love HBC's acting (I really have to watch A Room With a View again!) but her personal appeal and quirkiness often outshines even her truly stellar acting.
|Helena Bonham Carter with Tim Burton and family|
|Helena Bonham Carter and Emma Watson-love those shoes!|
I don't think Helena Bonham Carter gave a funderwhack even before she had her babies, do you? Great role model for the young ladies I think. A strong woman who doesn't have a personal stylist dress her for the Oscars. You go girl!!!!