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Helena Bonham Carter gets off on characters

Helena Bonham Carter gets off on characters

Jun 9 2013, 10:22am CDT | by

Helena Bonham Carter ''gets off on'' researching her characters. The 'Les Miserables' actress - who has played memorable characters ranging from the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 'The...

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Helena Bonham Carter gets off on characters

Jun 9 2013, 10:22am CDT | by

Helena Bonham Carter ''gets off on'' researching her characters.

The 'Les Miserables' actress - who has played memorable characters ranging from the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 'The King's Speech' to her latest role as a peg-legged prostitute in 'The Lone Ranger' - loves the process of getting into character and is drawn to roles that provide a ''challenge''.

She said: ''The research is what I get off on. My mum is a psychologist and I'm very similar to her. I love the challenge of working a character out. Ultimately, I don't agree to do a film because I think it's going to be a success. I do it because I think I'm going to learn something from the character I'm playing.''

The 47-year-old star is currently researching for her next role as screen icon Elizabeth Taylor in a new BBC film and has been ''annoying'' her partner, director Tim Burton with her impersonation.

He told Vogue UK magazine: ''She's been Elizabeth Taylor, very annoyingly, for several months now. She has been reading lots of things, making notes, studying. She's like a scholar. You would think she was writing a biography.''

In her quest for knowledge, Helena picked up numerous skills from her role as a gun-toting, prosthetic-legged prostitute in western film 'The Lone Ranger' - including learning ''how to be a w***e''.

She said: ''I learnt how to be a Southern belle, which I've always rather wanted to be. And how to be a w***e, which I've also always rather wanted to be. And I learnt how to fire a double-barrelled shotgun out of an ivory prosthetic leg. It's frighteningly empowering firing a gun, you know? I'm afraid I learnt that, too.''

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Jul 28 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: yahoo

By Alex Steadman As Comic-Con fanboys and fangirls roared in excitement Saturday at Marvel’s Hall H panel, which featured the entire cast of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” one of the most popular films of the past 20 years was quietly discussed for a much smaller, attentive crowd at the San Diego Convention Center. Director David Fincher, making a rare public appearance, sat and talked at length about 1999′s “Fight Cl ...
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Helena Bonham Carter: five best moments

Jun 13 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: the guardian

From A Room with a View to Fight Club, Helena Bonham Carter is one of Britain's finest acting talents. As her new film TS Spivet opens, we take a look at some of the best. What others would you add to the list? Helena Bonham Carter's interview with Xan Brooks 'David Cameron is incredibly witty, incredibly bright and incredibly ge ...
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Jeunet’s ‘T.S. Spivet’ to Open Munich Film Festival

Jun 3 2014 7:09am CDT | Source: Variety

LONDON — Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” will open the Munich Film Festival, which will also fete director Walter Hill and producer Arthur Cohn. Jeunet’s film, which is based on the young adult novel by Reif Larsen, stars Helena Bonham Carter and Kyle Catlett. Jeunet is best known for feature debut “Delicatessen”... Read more » ...
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Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter Fight for Women’s Rights in First SUFFRAGETTE Image

Jun 2 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: Collider

Pathe has released the first Suffragette image and synopsis online.  Written by Abi Morgan (Shame) and directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane), the film stars Carey Mulligan as a working-class women's rights activist in the early days of the feminist movement.  As the official synopsis points out, the story has the unique perspective of focusing more on working women who were willing to turn to violence as opposed to the usually-depicted genteel, educated ...
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First Look: Carey Mulligan & Helena Bonham Carter in 'Suffragette'

Jun 2 2014 9:50am CDT | Source: First Showing

Unfortunately, we won't be seeing Carey Mulligan on the big screen at all this year, but that doesn't mean the actress isn't working this year. The Great Gatsby star has a lead role in Suffragette as Maude foot soldier of the early feminist movement who turns radical and begins using violence for change. Now we have the first photo from the film showing Mulligan spiritedly cheering at a feminist really, and co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff are beside her. A ...
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Amazing Spider-Man's Rhys Ifans Cast in Alice 2

May 30 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: ign

Actor Rhys Ifans, who played Dr. Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man, will reportedly portray the Mad Hatter's father in Alice in Wonderland 2. According to TheWrap, Ifans (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I) is set to join the Disney sequel as Zanik Hightopp, the father to Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter (even though Ifans is four years younger than Depp). Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter are also returning for Alice in Wonderland 2, with Sa ...
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Rhys Ifans To Play Mad Hatter's Father

May 30 2014 3:43am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Rhys Ifans ("Elementary," "The Amazing Spider-Man") has signed on to play the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in James Bobin's "Alice in Wonderland" sequel for Disney Pictures. Ifans is set to play Zanik Hightopp, a role Mark Rylance had previously been in talks to play. Ifans is actually four years younger than Depp in real life, but with both covered in makeup and prosthetics it won't matt ...
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