Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sweeney Interview With Tim and Johnny

http://video.accesshollywood.com
Horray!

Johnny Depp Gets Over His Fear Of Singing, Talks About Almost Quitting Sweeney To Be There For Lily-Rose, And He, Helena and Tim Were Spotted Dining

From www.allheadlinenews.com:
Sally Grover - Celebrity News Service News Writer

Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Johnny Depp considered quitting Hollywood when his daughter fell ill.

The actor, whose eight-year-old daughter Lily-Rose was hospitalized after reportedly contracting the E.coli bacterial infection earlier this year, insists nothing matters more to him than his family.

Johnny, who also has a five-year-old son Jack John with long-term partner Vanessa Paradis, said, "I wasn't sure if I would be able to come back. My kids and my girl - nothing else matters in life. My kids are very grounded, not monster-like at all. We keep discipline under control."

"When I was younger I used to play a lot of practical jokes and I p****d my mother off. But the greatest advice I ever got was from her, 'Don't take s**t from anybody. Ever.' And that has stuck with me and I hope my kids never, ever have to take s**t off anybody either."

Johnny, who postponed filming new musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" when Lily-Rose was ill, also revealed he was nervous about his singing scenes in the movie.

He is quoted as saying, "I think I was probably more frightened than anyone. I've never even tried karaoke. It scares the hell out of me. I've never been that drunk - and I've been drunk. I didn't know if I could sing. I did these demos in my friend's garage studio because I didn't know if I could hit a note and to be honest I really didn't. I tried to use Iggy Pop as my inspiration."

"Someone is probably weeping after watching my performance."

I'll be crying after Sweeney--- Because it was so WONDERFUL!!! Don't worry, we all love you Johnny!

And go to www.celebrity-gossip.net/ for the story and pictures of Johnny, Tim and HBC going out to eat at Cipriani.
I love HBC's Johnny's (and Tim of course!) outfits, as always!
It's always great to see my favorite people!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lots Of News, I've Been A Bad Site Keeper Lately, So Now I'm Catching Up!

Alrighty, our favorite actor (and hottest), Johnny Depp, recently bought a Vineyard for his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis (in which he has two children with, Lily-Rose and Jack, but you already know that!), as a congrats for her hard work on her new album. Read the entire article at www.earthtimes.org.

IESB put out a new interview with our Sweeney trio, Tim, Johnny and Helena. I really wish I was able to do these kind of interviews! Someday...

Interviews: Depp, Burton, Carter and Rickman Slash Through Sweeney Todd!



Written by Andy Duke, Stephanie Sanchez
Monday, 26 November 2007

The London press day for Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd was held today. Set to open on Christmas, Sweeney Todd stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Sasha Baron Cohen.

IESB’s Andy Duke attended the roundtable interviews with Burton, Depp, Carter and Rickman and had a few interesting quotes to share. Complete transcripts are coming soon but here are the highlights!

Johnny Depp was asked about his shaving lessons he took along with Baron Cohen to help prepare for his character of the Demon Barber. “He [Cohen] still has scars on his back,” was his reply.

Tim Burton says about Depp, “he would do anything for me apart from ballet.” Depp quickly jumped in, “that's not true - I would be happy to learn ballet.” Laughter filled the press room.

Although daunted at the prospect of making his on screen musical debut, Depp took the preparation process in stride. “I had no idea if I could sing or not and recorded some demos at a friend's studio and sent them in to Tim Burton as my audition.”

And to say that Burton was not easy to impress would be an understatement. Helena Bonham-Carter said she had to audition for her part in the film. “I had to wait five weeks before he gave me feedback (regarding her singing audition).”

On being asked about this process with Helena, Burton’s comment got a big laugh, “that sounds really sleazy.”

Although reticent to discuss Harry Potter, Alan Rickman laughed about the recent rumor of a JK Rowling inspired musical; “who is shoving that around?” He further informed the IESB that there is an online porn version of the franchise making the rounds. (Harry Pooter is my vote for the title)

With a slasher musical like Sweeney Todd, it’s going to be interesting to see how the film fares in terms of Yule-tide competition at the box office.

Rickman commented, “it is the jolly Christmas option” for punters. He has two independent films due for release in January – “Bottle Shock” and “Nobel Son”.

Helena also has some big projects in store, she is due to have her second child with partner Tim Burton in two weeks time and said she'll be “breast feeding in time for the filming of Harry Potter 6 in February 2008.”

When asked about the HP franchise she commented, “it's made me very popular with kids although they all seem to be scared of me.”

Bonham Carter laughed about her 'baby bump', pointed to it and said, “we shag a lot.”

She also said about her on screen singing debut in Sweeney Todd – “it's a tall order to learn to sing in three months.”

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is unleashed on Christmas Day!


NEW SWEENEY POSTERS!!!
From www.thehollywoodnews.com.


Helena is beautiful, as we know, so I think www.tmz.com really needs to lay off and see how wonderful her style really is! It's great enough for me to try (but not exactly perfect) copy!
Here's what I'm talking about:

A radiantly pregnant Helena Bonham Carter left a London hotel on Monday, looking like she just spent 18 hours in labor. Nurse, a comb, stat!

Helena <span class=
Although glowing, the 41-year-old "Corpse Bride" star was dressed more appropriately for a Wild West saloon than a 21st Century mother-to-be. She's epidurable! Helena's second child with her boyfriend/employer, director Tim Burton, is due next month -- and so is an outfit change.

From www.the-leaky-cauldron.org
Rickman, Bonham Carter Talk "Harry Potter" and "Sweeney Todd" Rickman
Posted by: Sue
November 27, 2007, 10:17 AM

While in London recently promoting their new film “Sweeney Todd,” IESB.net reports that actors Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter also mentioned their roles in the Harry Potter films. Actress Helena Bonham Carter states yet again that she will be back as Bellatrix Lestrange filming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in February of 2008. Alan Rickman was described as “reticent” to discuss his role as Professor Severus Snape, however the actor “laughed about the recent rumor of a JK Rowling inspired musical; “who is shoving that around?” He also joked about an adult film version of the series making the rounds as well. To read (Mature content and language in article) click here.

On a related note, IESB.net now has nine clips online from the upcoming film, which is based on the award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim. Via this link, you can see new footage of Helena Bonham Carter in a lovely piece set to the classic song “Not While I’m Around,” as well as a new clip of actor Timothy Spall (Peter Petigrew) and one featuring Alan Rickman at his chilling best as the evil Judge Turpin. Caution for Parents: The film, which has been rated “R” contains mature subject matter with violence, and is not suitable for young children.

Thanks to IESB!

Johnny was spotted shopping with Tim Burton, the article from www.celebrity-gossip.net. He's so great! Probably shopping for Jack, Lily-Rose or maybe Billy-Ray (or perhaps the little Helena-Burton that's on then way?) I like his hat and coat! *love*


A great interview with Johnny, not sure if I've already shared this with all of you, but anyways it has him singing! hurrah (and not just the little snippet from the preview) hooray!



And another, this one is HBC, Johnny, Tim and Alan Rickman talking about (and showing) some behind the scenes of Sweeney.



Now, I think that's it, Told you I had quite a bit of catching up to do! Next time I won't let myself get so behind!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Johnny Depp to Move to London: FALSE, and Sweeney Todd and the Oscars

So earlier reported was the rumor (form many sources) that Johnny had bought a £2million-plus home but when his publicis was asked about it it was said to be false. Read more about this story at www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk.

Also from The Envelope and LA Times:

Here's how Oscar voting works: the actual ballot process

Believe it or not, it's done by hand. Accountants sort the nomination ballots into stacks based upon what contenders get ranked first. Let's say that 5,200 people out of the academy's 5,800 members vote for best picture. We'll use that number and Oscars_votingcategory as an example of how the process works, but keep in mind that most other categories are determined by peer group. Thus the acting nominees are decided only by the 1,260 members in that academy branch.

In order to be nominated, a film needs one-sixth of the votes plus one — that's about 868 out of 5,200 votes. As soon as accountants figure that, say, "Sweeney Todd" reaps that tally, they stop counting and set those ballots aside, decreeing "Sweeney" a best pic nominee. The remaining ballots with "Sweeney" on top get distributed to other stacks based upon their second-ranked choices.

If no other movie has enough number-one votes or those number twos once the stray "Sweeney" ballots are re-distributed, then accountants turn to the movies with the fewest votes and redistribute those ballots based upon number-two votes.

CLICK HERE to Read MORE!

Over and over they repeat the process, working from the smallest stacks to the largest, until a film has the magic 868 votes. Then counting for that film stops, the stack is set aside and the remaining ballots in that stack get re-distributed, too, based on the film with the highest next ranking. Over all, about a dozen rounds of redistribution occur before the five nominees are settled.

This voting process benefits films with a passionate following. It doesn't matter if a movie is absent from the vast majority of ballots. If it nabs one-sixth of the votes plus one, it's in. That's how movies like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Full Monty" got nominated in the past. Those highly commercial, feel-good films were probably snubbed by most academy members, who tend to be snobs, and they probably wouldn't have been nominated if the Oscars used a weighted ballot, but they had enough rabid devotees to survive preferential voting.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sweeney Posters, Designing Sweeney, and Helena's "Pregnancy Gripes"

Five new Sweeney posters have been released, here's the complete set of them all:

From The Envelope, "Styling Sweeney"
Oscar-winning production designer Dante Ferretti brings a dark and bloody Victorian England to its full Grand Guignol life in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd," a gothic horror tale of revenge and love based on Stephen Sondheim's Tony-winning musical. Originally, it was planned that there would be minimal sets built for the film starring Johnny Depp as the demon barber of Fleet Street. The majority of the design would be done with computer graphics.

"Then we started to prepare the movie, we thought maybe it would be better to build it on a set and then complete it with CGI," says Ferretti. "We built everything from scratch. It's not difficult to do a movie in all visual effects, but this kind of movie, actors have to be surrounded by something that is real." Ferretti says that, visually, "Sweeney Todd," which opens next month, is two movies. The reality is "very dark and very heavy" -- Todd's barbershop, for example, is sparsely furnished, almost institutional, with a big window the main light source. But the flashbacks and dream sequences are more colorful and lush, such as Sweeney's daughter's bedroom.

Here's 5 of Helena's gripes from http://www.raisingkids.co.uk, click the link to read the rest.

The RK office just loves this article in the current issue of Blackbook magazine, by actress Helena Bonham Carter on things that annoy her while she's pregnant. It's so good, we're just going to reprint it in full. Enjoy!

Here is my knee-jerk list of the little things in life that irritate. (I’m pregnant, so basically everything annoys me.) Such as:

1. People-particularly men-saying with surprise, “You’re still drinking caffeine?” as if I’m performing a criminal act on my unborn as I tuck into my treasured one-a-day cup of tea/coffee. Yeah. You try nine months of gestation and self-abnegation before you start censoring my diet. Your mother was probably on vodka, and do you have three heads?

2. People who say, “Is there another in there?,” or, “Wow, you are soooo big!!!” One might not be technically fat, but still “big” does not work for me.

3. People I don’t know who, unsolicited, guess, with absolute conviction, what sex of child I’m going to have. (I have no idea.)

4. Seeing actresses in films and models in catalogues pretending to be pregnant with a solitary neat football of a bump on an otherwise unchanged body. Haven’t they noticed that everything inflates… boobs, bum, legs.

5. The congestion charge in London. And the fact you can’t buy a bulk amount of credit in advance, which means that if you forget to pay, you get charged for your amnesia.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November 20th, A New HBC pic, Sweeney, Johnny Being Wonderful (as always), And Tim Talks Batman and Nicholson

This picture of our Helena was taken yesturday, November 19th.

So, from http://www.variety.com
("You know that Christine Jorgensen freak?
He... She... It's in Variety.

Some producer's
makin' a biopic.

Really? I didn't
read that story.

Yes, I've got
Mr Edward Wood on the line.
Could you please hold?

Mr Weiss?
Ed Wood here.
Listen, I heard about your
new project and I was curious
if you'd signed a director yet.
Oh, you haven't!
Well, if we could get together,
I could explain to you...
why I'm more qualified to direct
this than anyone else in town.
Well, I'd rather not
go into that over the phone
All right.
Great!

I'll see you then.
Bye!

Eddie, I don't understand.
Why are you the most qualified director
for the Christine Jorgensen story?

Oh, it's just hogwash, hon.
I had to get into the door somehow.
[Chuckles]")
My apologies for that little interruption...

Anyways, an article about Sweeney...

This is great! So Tim says (from http://www.thaindian.com)

(ANI): According to film director Tim Burton, Johnny Depp has no inflated ego about how handsome he is.

While at an interview at the Rose Theatre on Nov 14, the 49-year-old, who directed Depp in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, said that the actor was not one of those who looked at himself all the time.

“I like actors who don’t look at themselves all the time, on the monitor after takes, and Johnny’s one of them,” New York Daily quoted Burton, as saying.

“I’m not sure he’s seen any of the movies we’ve made together, he said.

Depp is so nonchalant about the way he looks that on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, he wanted to wear a big nose. He always wants to do a change-of-appearance type of thing. We talked him out of that, Burton said. (ANI)


Isn't Johnny just so great?!?! *love*

And Tim talks about his Batman films and the wonderful
performance by Jack Nicholson
(who was also in Tim's Mars Attacks, Ack Ack!)
Read about it at http://moviesblog.mtv.com.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Clips of Helena in Sweeney Todd

Horray!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1qllg5SM5s

News For November 19th

Alright, so a report back from Josh Horowitz about the 17minute screening of Sweeney in New York. (From http://moviesblog.mtv.com)

Seventeen minutes does not a movie make but I’m willing to go out on a pretty secure limb here and say “Sweeney Todd” looks pretty good. Last night I got a chance to watch three scenes of the eagerly anticipated musical starring Johnny Depp and directed of course by the master of the macabre, Tim Burton (I also had a chance to talk to him at some length! See dorky photo to the right!) And one thing is for certain, this is a musical. Forget any ads that may have you thinking it’s got the occasional song thrown in. The scenes I saw barely contained any dialogue not sung.

I can’t be objective about any Tim Burton film really (yes mom, I skipped school to see “Batman”) but I will say that I am cautiously optimistic about the finished product. Sure there’s music galore but the flick also looks to be bloody good fun. And I mean that literally, the final clip shown featured a long series of victims of the demon barber getting their throats cut rather gruesomely.

You can read my full “Sweeney Todd” report here. In the meantime, tell us what you think. Are you psyched for “Sweeney” or would you rather watch “Edward Scissorhands” on TBS again?

An article about Helena and her pregnancy from http://www.thaindian.com here's a snippet:

The 41-year old, who is eight months expecting with beau Tim Burton’s baby, does not like people advising her what to do during her pregnancy.

People - particularly men - saying with surprise, ‘You’re still drinking caffeine?’ as if I’m performing a criminal act on my unborn as I tuck into my treasured one-a-day cup of tea/coffee, the New York Post quoted her, as telling blackbookmag.com.


Well that was all but a paragraph, but it's good for their site!

And another from http://www.waleg.com regarding her pregnancy.

Information about a new book coming out about Hunter S. Thompson (a character that Johnny Depp portrayed) including an introduction indeed written by Johnny, who by the way is a great writer, you should defiantly check out some of his storys. Learn more at
http://books.monstersandcritics.com And make sure that you check out the full NYT article, a link is at the bottom of the article.

And finally a sad note. Johnny's next scheduled project is, at this point in time, is postponed with the future looking bleak. Http://www.allheadlinenews.com writes;

Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Johnny Depp's latest passion play has become the most recent victim of Hollywood's ongoing writer's strike: "Shantaram", slated for a February production start, has been indefinitely called off.

Warner Brothers studios bought an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts for some $2 million - a purchase fueled by the incessant fervor of Depp, who is also scheduled to produce the project alongside Graham King.

The epic story traces an escaped prisoner's rise and fall as a con artist and gun-runner in the slums of India. Esteemed screenwriter Eric Roth has been rewriting the adaptation with shooting supposedly planned for both India and New Mexico.

Nonetheless, Depp, director Mira Nair, and the studio all plan to move forward with the picture as soon as possible.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Half-Blood Cast Full

Http://community.tvguide.com reported that the cast for upcoming film Harry Potter, Half-Blood Prince featuring HBC is complete.

Casting is complete on the next Harry Potter film to go into production. In addition to Dan the Man, Rupe and the Emster, gr'ups Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters, David Thewlis, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis and Bonnie Wright will all be back.

Coming on board for Half-Blood Prince are Jim Broadbent (as Potions Professor Horace Slughorn) and Helen McCrory as (Narcissa Malfoy). New rugrats include Jessie Cave (as Ron's honey, Lavender Brown), 9-year-old Hero Fiennes Tiffin as young Tom Riddle and Frank Dillane as the teen version.


And from http://www.411mania.com, more Alice and Frankenwenie news:

Burton Bringing Alice and Frankenweenie to the 3D Screen

Tim Burton is pairing up with Disney to direct two 3-D films, Alice in Wonderland and Frankenweenie.

Variety says the two-movie deal with Walt Disney Studios begins with Alice in Wonderland, which will combine performance-capture imagery, currently seen in Beowulf, with live-action footage.

The script by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) is based on the Lewis Carroll classic.

Burton, who is wrapping Sweeney Todd at Paramount and DreamWorks, will tackle Alice in Wonderland early next year, with production set to wrap by May.

After "Alice," Burton will helm and produce Frankenweenie, based on his 1984 short film about a pet dog brought back to life by his loyal owner. The movie will be shot in stop-motion animation and shown in digital 3-D.


While Tim Burton is definitely a twisted, strange, disturbed individual, you can't deny he's got directorial skills. That said, any remake of Alice in Wonderland will draw comparison to the original, which could hurt its critical success. Now Frankenweenie, on the other hand, does not have the background of Alice nor the general story appeal on hearing the brief description. It kind of sounds like his last stop-motion film, Corpse Bride. That said, Burton has a certain magic that can turn things into gold, so here's hoping he works his magic again.



Saturday, November 17, 2007

Another Sweeney poster Including HBC and HBC in Marie Claire

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/112821.html
Sweeney Poster

http://www.helena-world.com/blog/wp-content/20071117_helena01.jpg
Marie Claire Magazine

Sorry, my computer isn't letting me upload pictures right now, so you'll have to check out the links.

Lots of News

First of all, an interview with Tim Burton, read the story about it and download the MP3 at http://goldderby.latimes.com
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From CHUD.com:
Sweeney Boring. Is anyone else like me totally indifferent to Sweeney Todd, a film which should have been one of the most anticipated of the year? Seeing the trailer is like watching Tim Burton do the same damn thing again for the 11,000th time it seems. Hey look, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Nepotism are pale and in a gothic setting! It's rare! I'll admit, I'm very not a die-hard Tim Burton fan but the guy needs to change gears STAT.

grrrrr... puchu!
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Tim Burton is indeed to remake Frankenweenie for Disney, along with his addaption of Alice in Wonderland; also a stop motion/sortof like the new movie, Beowulf. Read more about it at http://www.empireonline.com.
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More about Sweeney, apperantly it's "
not actually finished yet. "Probably in two weeks," Burton said yesterday. "Hopefully." Sweeney Todd is released in the US on December 21 ... hopefully.
Read the entire article at http://film.guardian.co.uk
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And finally, Sweeney was previewed by a New York audiance, read about it at http://www.playbill.com.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sweeney News

So a reminder, the soundtrack will be released on December 18th.

There are two Sweeney Sweepstakes, one is a private screening on Sweeney for you and up to 50 Friends, so if you win you have to take me! 10 second place winners get a Sweeney prize pack.

The 2nd (and better!) you would win a ticket to the Sweeney premier for you and 1 friend, and you get to meet Johnny! So if you win that then you REALLY need to take me!

For information on how to enter, and anything else you need to know, go to http://www.playbill.com.

Once again, if you win then you have to take me with you, or else I'll come after you with my meat grinder! =D

Johnny is donating items for a charity, read more here.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter 6

The joining cast for Harry Potter 6 (which includes our beautiful HBC) is Helen McCrory (The Queen).

Here's the article from http://www.rte.ie:

Narcissa Malfoy cast in new Potter movie

The actress who will play Narcissa Malfoy in the sixth Harry Potter movie has been revealed.

CBBC Newsround says that Helen McCrory will play the sister of Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'.

McCrory was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange in the fifth film but was unable to star because she was expecting a baby.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' opens in cinemas on 21 November 2008.

Learn more about the upcoming film at http://www.imdb.com

Friday, November 9, 2007

Johnny Gets A New House in Britian

From http://www.showbizspy.com:

Johnny Depp buys $2.6m West Country mansion

Johnny Depp‘Pirates of The Caribbean’ actor Johnny Depp has reportedly bought a new family home - $2.6 Million mansion in Britain’s West Country.

According to reports, Depp, 44, fell in love with the 150-year-old Somerset mansion as soon as he clapped eyes on it.

Johnny, girlfriend Vanessa Paradis & and their 2 children are reportedly waiting for $5m worth of renovations to be completed before they move in.

Johnny’s reportedly planning to install helicopter pad and swimming pool.

‘He’s made regular trips overseeing the work,’ a source told British newspaper The Sun.

Depp already has homes in France and America as well as a 45-acre island in the Bahamas.

And, according to Britain’s Now Magazine, the actor isn’t the only celebrity looking for a new abode; 18-year-old High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens has been looking for a new pad in the Hollywood Hills.


I really need to go to britian!




100 posts since July '07, horray!

I just realized that the previous post, "Helena Interviews" was our 100th post!
I'm surprised there was that much news in just 4ish months. The thing to worry about now is how many people are actually reading these posts... oh well, I'm still proud!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Helena Bonham Carter - A True Leading Lady

Helena Bonham Carter may not be a household name in America but this London born actress is no stranger to the big screen. Helena broke into her acting career at 16 without any formal training on a television commercial. Soon after, she landed in the cast of the "made for television" film "A Pattern of Roses" by K. M. Peyton. Not far after, she nabbed her first leading role in "Lady Jane", and much more success was quick to follow.

Background

Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London. She was raised there by her mother Elena, father Raymond Bonham Carter, and has two brothers, Edward and Thomas. As a young woman she worked towards attending Cambridge University where she was denied acceptance. The school worried that she would leave before completion to pursue her already promising acting career. With the rejection from furthering her education at Cambridge, Helena quickly decided to seek out and establish her acting career.

After busting into the scene through the television commercial and a small role in "A Pattern Of Roses", Carter could land a more serious leading role as Lady Jane Grey in the 1986 film "Lady Jane." Although the story of England's nine-days' Queen troubled life was met with mixed reviews, it presented her as a motivated and capable actress on the screen. It was not until she played the character of Lucy Honeychurch in the more successful "A Room with a View" that her career would break out completely. Still, even with these early successes Carter was becoming typecast in early 20th century characters. A persona she would eventually completely shed away from with her more modern roles in hit movies such as Fight Club, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Carter has since gone on to play "Bellatrix Lestrange" from the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise and joined the cast of "Alice in Wonderland" playing The Red Queen for Tim Burton's 2010 reworking.

In 2006 Carter, alongside swim wear designer and friend Samantha Sage, launched a fashion line "The Pantaloonies." The clothing includes camisoles and bloomers in a variety of Victorian stylings. The first debut collection named "Bloomin' Bloomers" has garnered nice buzz. As of 2007, the fashion duo have been working on a jean collection which emphasizes Carter's quirky and eccentric fashion sense, including customizing customers favorite pairs of denim.


Personal Tidbits

Helena was in a long term relationship with fellow actor Kenneth Branagh from 1994 until the summer of 1999. In 2001, she and director Tim Burton pursued romantic interests after meeting on the set of "Planet Of The Apes." Carter has been cast in many of Burton's movies, including Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Alice in Wonderland. The couple purchased a home where they reside at Belsize Park, London to raise their two children, Billy Raymond Burton and daughter Nell Burton. In 2008 Helena Bonham Carter began giving back in the form of charitable acts, including joining Action Duchenne (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). Helena remains at the top of her game in 2010, and the London born actress shows no signs of slowing down.


This biography of Helena Bonham Carter was written by Reed of Reedstickets.net for The Helena Bonham Carter Fansite 2010

Reedstickets.net provides great entertainment news and reviews for New York City plus tips for finding great Broadway tickets online.

Helena Interviews

First off, I'm not sure if I've already posted this or not but it showed up in my mailbox again and it's a good interview so here it is:

'I would have tried anything'

Andrea Manzi-Davies
November 8, 2007
Page 1 of 3 | Single page

Desperate for a second baby, Helena Bonham Carter explored all kinds of therapy but nature surprised her.

Pregnancy at 41 certainly agrees with Helena Bonham Carter. Almost eight months into carrying her second child, vibrant and beaming, she is licking big globules of Marmite - her latest craving - off her fingers. She knows she is lucky. Not because of her successful acting career maintained over 25 years but because, after trying for two long years, she managed to conceive naturally.

Bonham Carter already has one son, Billy Ray, four, with her partner, the cult film director Tim Burton, best known for the gothic Edward Scissorhands and two of the Batman films.

But she was desperate to have a second child. While more women are becoming mothers over the age of 40 - in Britain there has been a 50 per cent increase in the past 10 years - Bonham Carter was aware that only 7.8 per cent of women over the age of 42 are able to conceive with their own eggs. So, like many women in her position, the actress, whose career has moved from playing Merchant Ivory heroines to the evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter movies, was open to all options.

Bonham Carter is renowned for her interest in alternative therapies but after trying and failing to get pregnant she decided to try conventional fertility medicine. The experience was not a happy one. She took a fertility drug called Clomid, which stimulates egg production, after being told she might not have been ovulating. The drug, which was also taken by Jools Oliver, wife of chef Jamie Oliver, tells the brain that not enough oestrogen is being produced.

Bonham Carter is angry she was not warned about potential side effects.

"I had a terrible reaction to it," she says. "Many people think it is the only thing that's going to make them ovulate but as it turned out I was ovulating anyway. It stressed me out beyond belief.

"Hormonally, I was all over the shop and I got really low emotionally. Lots of people don't have that reaction but on the internet I found a Clomid club, with people who react to the stuff discussing it online."

Reassured she was not the only one to suffer this way, she stopped using it and concentrated on alternative therapies.

"I tried acupuncture two years ago," Bonham Carter says.

"I went to a Chinese acupuncturist. She kept saying that I was 'too weak, too weak' and gave me several types of tea to help build my strength up."

read the rest Here.

Next is an awesome video I just had to put up, here it is chowzer!



And finaly, from Helena-World:
an Oxfam Video

Monday, November 5, 2007

Johnny Says...

"'How many chances do you get at a musical about a serial killer?' JOHNNY DEPP on what made him challenge his fears of singing in public to play demon barber SWEENEY TODD in director pal TIM BURTON's new film."

from http://www.contactmusic.com.


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sweeney Review, Interview, and a bit of Controversy

First off,

Did Visa Steal Its Latest Ad From Dustin Hoffman’s Toy Store?

Featuring Danny Elfman's song, "Breakfast Machine" from Tim Burton and Danny's first movie together, Pee-Wee's big Adventure.



Read the article from http://nymag.com.

Next, Johnny Depp's interview also from http://nymag.com/, regarding inspiration for Sweeney.

Another Johnny Interview about Sweeney from http://www.2snaps.tv.

And a Sweeney Review from http://goldderby.latimes.com states that it's Tim's best film since Ed Wood.

From www.helena-world.com:

Another Sweeney Picture
Helena to join the oxfam unwrapped campaign

UK viewers might want to check out the commercials during Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 9.10pm. Helena will be in a TV campaign for “Oxfam Unwrapped” - which is part of a tongue-in-cheek Campaign for Decent Christmas Presents. “Oxfam Unwrapped is a fun campaign, but it’s serious too. These gifts are genuinely life-changing. Unlike a flapping, singing fish,” said Bonham Carter, who appears in the ads holding a talking rubber fish.

Read more about the campaign here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/nov/04/voluntarysector.advertising

And the official UK Sweeney Website: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.uk/sweeneytodd/

Don't Forgety that the UK realease date is January 25th, '08.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Lily-Rose is Recovering Beautifuly!

As you might have heard, Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose was ammited to the British Hospital bout the time Sweeney started filming. She's doing fine now read the article about it here.

Entertainment Weekly Article

http://www.ew.com

This is the article from the EW post from yesterday, enjoy!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

U.S. Entertainment Weekly


Go look for it!

Hummm... This is Interesting

Johnny Depp news:

A SERIAL conman who claims to be working for Hollywood star Johnny Depp is on the run after narrowly escaping arrest on the NSW central coast, where he is alleged to have racked up thousands of dollars in unpaid bills.

That's unfortunatete for my Johnny...

read the rest at http://www.news.com.

Sweeney Todd:
To win the oscar for best picture (yes!), director (yes!), actor (yes!), and actress (yes! yes! yes!)
Yes: http://goldderby.latimes.com
No `=^( : http://nymag.com


Finally, more Danny Elfman news:
http://www.nytimes.com:

Ballet Theater’s Season

Besides the world premiere on June 3 of a work choreographed by Twyla Tharp to a score by the film composer Danny Elfman, the American Ballet Theater will present a revival of Harald Lander’s “Études” and Ronald Hynd’s “Merry Widow,” as well as six other full-length ballets: “Le Corsaire,” “Swan Lake,” “Don Quixote,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” “La Bayadère” and “Giselle.” The Orange County Performing Artscenter, which co-commissioned Ms. Tharp’s untitled dance, will present its West Coast premiere on Aug. 6. The American Ballet Theater season will begin with a gala on May 19 and continue through July 12.