Helena Boham Carter is interviewed by Daniel Radcliffe for Interview Magazine
Interview Magazine is giving us a little role reversal as Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe interviews the beautiful Helena Bonham Carter – the actress that portrayed Bellatrix Lestrange.
Helena has her latest project Dark Shadows coming out this month, which she collaborated on with director and husband Tim Burton. So who better to send for an interview than someone who has actually worked alongside her for several years.
Dan: Your Harry Potter character, Bellatrix Lestrange, is one of the scariest characters in the books. But I think it’s fair to say that she is very playful and quite sexy as well.
Helena: When they sent the part, I thought, What am I going to do here? Because, actually, on the page, she wasn’t all there, so I thought, Well, you’ve got to be noticed. And Bellatrix-kids were terrified of her. So I think, Okay, I’ve got to be scary. But then also, if you’re with kids, you want to have fun being naughty.
Dan: Do you think you take inspiration from kids a lot? Because I do. They’re very honest in how they act and how they are in the world.
Helena: Oh, yeah. They are. And I also think there’s a lot of Peter Pan about me anyway. I never really wanted to grow up. I grew up really young. I moved out when I was 13-that’s when I started acting. Dad was really ill-he was pretty much paralyzed-so there was a part of me that felt like I had to become responsible.
Be sure to read the entire interview right here.
Thanks to Leaky for the tip!