Facts about Helena Bonham Carter

Occup.Actress
FromUnited Kingdom
BornMay 26, 1966
Age58 years

Summary

Helena Bonham Carter is a famous Actress from United Kingdom, she is 58 years old and still alive, born May 26, 1966.

Zodiac:
She is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 42 quotes who is written / told by Helena.

Related authors: Colleen Atwood (Designer), Tom Hooper (Director), Tim Burton (Director), Ismail Merchant (Producer)

Filmography:

42 Famous quotes by Helena Bonham Carter

Small: Its different when youre an actor and playing a part, but when its just you, you feel immensely vulnera
"It's different when you're an actor and playing a part, but when it's just you, you feel immensely vulnerable have strangers prodding and prying"
Small: It didnt matter what you look like. You dont have to get up at 5:30 in the morning and theres a lot to
"It didn't matter what you look like. You don't have to get up at 5:30 in the morning and there's a lot to be said for that. Corpse Bride can just play all my parts from now on and I'll just do the voice"
Small: Multitasking? I cant even do two things at once. I cant even do one thing at once
"Multitasking? I can't even do two things at once. I can't even do one thing at once"
Small: J.K. Rowling said Bellatrixs role was going to be significant in the last one, when I showed some reluc
"J.K. Rowling said Bellatrix's role was going to be significant in the last one, when I showed some reluctance in playing a tiny bit part. Up front, they said, 'You're very significant in the last one.' But significant could mean a lot of things. That could just mean a significant plot point. Doesn't necessarily equal big part"
Small: Its easy for me to go back to being a kid. You know how kids can be like savages before they get civili
"It's easy for me to go back to being a kid. You know how kids can be like savages before they get civilized? There's that sadist quality. Y'know, like boys who like to pick apart an insect for the sake of it"
Small: Ive never had white teeth. To be honest, Ive never been told to do any of those horrible things - get y
"I've never had white teeth. To be honest, I've never been told to do any of those horrible things - get your teeth whitened or your nose straightened"
Small: I enjoy those small chats you have when people come up and talk to you about your work. It only involve
"I enjoy those small chats you have when people come up and talk to you about your work. It only involves a few seconds of effort to be nice to those people, and I am very grateful for the kind words that people have taken the trouble to express to me in person"
Small: Famous people come up to me, but I dont know who they are because my sight is so bad. Its always at the
"Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room"
Small: Im often criticized for what I wear. Thats my main label in the press now: disastrous dresser!
"I'm often criticized for what I wear. That's my main label in the press now: disastrous dresser!"
Small: Im not dead and I dont have blue hair but some people say there are similarities. It is usually intoler
"I'm not dead and I don't have blue hair but some people say there are similarities. It is usually intolerable to watch myself onscreen but this time it's fine. I think it's beautiful and a real work of art"
Small: I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didnt think, Ooh Ive got to avoid being typecast - you cant e
"I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn't think, 'Ooh I've got to avoid being typecast' - you can't ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors"
Small: I dont think kids have a problem with death. Its us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being f
"I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened"
Small: I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being f
"I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I'm quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles"
Small: You can actually have a pitch button, you know, to get people on pitch
"You can actually have a pitch button, you know, to get people on pitch"
Small: With the number of people I ignore, Im lucky I work at all in this town
"With the number of people I ignore, I'm lucky I work at all in this town"
Small: Usually Im frustrated when I look at my films and I dont believe that Ive made a real transformation be
"Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character"
Small: I was like one of those nauseatingly nice children. I was very, very well behaved and boring
"I was like one of those nauseatingly nice children. I was very, very well behaved and boring"
Small: I have to struggle to change peoples perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that
"I have to struggle to change people's perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that I'm this shy, retiring, inhibited aristocratic creature when I'm absolutely not like that at all. I think I'm much more outgoing and exuberant than my image"
Small: Because I sleep with him he asked me to audition, you know?
"Because I sleep with him he asked me to audition, you know?"
Small: All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark
"All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark"
Small: People have lots of misconceptions about me. My mum, who is half French and half Spanish, gets outraged
"People have lots of misconceptions about me. My mum, who is half French and half Spanish, gets outraged when I'm called quintessentially English. I owe my looks to my mum-which was 90 percent of getting my first job. And, some people would argue, 90 percent of my entire career"
Small: No, I can never rely on Tim to make me pretty
"No, I can never rely on Tim to make me pretty"
Small: It would be nice to really shed the corsets
"It would be nice to really shed the corsets"
Small: Tim also has enough confidence so that it always looks like a Tim Burton film, but it really is collabo
"Tim also has enough confidence so that it always looks like a Tim Burton film, but it really is collaborative. You're allowed to do it your way but of course he's always going to choose his way"
Small: Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim dont really talk tha
"Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim don't really talk that much about work. He comes into my bit of the house every so often to vent but we don't really have very high, cultured conversations"
Small: Journalists are always calling my features Edwardian or Victorian, whatever that means. I am small, and
"Journalists are always calling my features Edwardian or Victorian, whatever that means. I am small, and people were smaller in those times. I'm pale and sickly-looking. I look fragile-like a doll. But sometimes I just wish I had less of a particular look, one that was more versatile"
Small: It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a
"It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights"
Small: Im the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me
"I'm the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me"
Small: I hate this image of me as a prim Edwardian. I want to shock everyone
"I hate this image of me as a prim Edwardian. I want to shock everyone"
Small: You become very angry and depressed that you keep getting offered only these exceedingly demure and rep
"You become very angry and depressed that you keep getting offered only these exceedingly demure and repressed roles. They're so not me. That's why films like Fight Club were so important to me because I think I confounded certain stereotypes and limited perceptions of what I could do as an actress"
Small: The problems come when your personal life and relationships come under scrutiny in the press and often
"The problems come when your personal life and relationships come under scrutiny in the press and often very uncomplimentary things are printed about you"
Small: I was sad that Corpse Bride was so short. I wouldve liked to have had her around for way longer. She do
"I was sad that Corpse Bride was so short. I would've liked to have had her around for way longer. She doesn't actually have that many scenes"
Small: I remember I did think, Wouldnt it be nice if Mr. Right moved in next door?
"I remember I did think, 'Wouldn't it be nice if Mr. Right moved in next door?'"
Small: It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use ones normal set of expres
"It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements"
Small: It took me so many years to move out. Im definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up.
"It took me so many years to move out. I'm definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up. It all seemed really nice at home-why change it? Part of me would prefer not to have any responsibility whatsoever"
Small: I think Ive still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if Im not going to be restricte
"I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!"
Small: I drink booze, I smoke, and Im hooked on caffeine. I actually have been known to swear at times and bel
"I drink booze, I smoke, and I'm hooked on caffeine. I actually have been known to swear at times and belch and even raise my voice when provoked. And I'm not physically repressed!"
Small: Not only was it nearly impossible to hear because of these huge rubber ears we had to wear, but we also
"Not only was it nearly impossible to hear because of these huge rubber ears we had to wear, but we also had these huge furry hands which were absolutely useless, especially if you had to scratch yourself"
Small: I love changing what I look like because I always feel super strange whenever I do watch something that
"I love changing what I look like because I always feel super strange whenever I do watch something that I'm in"
Small: What I loved about playing the corpse is that obviously somebody else got to do the physical part.
"What I loved about playing the corpse is that obviously somebody else got to do the physical part. It appeals to the part of me that likes playing character parts and getting the chance to get away from my own physicality"
Small: I just went and got an agent because I thought I can create my own world - you cant right your own life
"I just went and got an agent because I thought I can create my own world - you can't right your own life, but you can escape to a world where you can have control"
Small: You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey
"You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask"