Helena Bonham Carter Talks More About Bellatrix, Battle with Mrs. Weasley in “Deathly Hallows”


Feb 26, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

RottenTomatoes.com has a new profile online of actress Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) which features some new details of her character in the Harry Potter final film. The actress relates the following in the interview:

And it’ll be quite the moment, she explained. “I do get a good death scene,” she told us. “It was really exhausting. As usual! [I'm] duelling, with a wand, on a table. I fell right off. I was clever enough to say, ‘If you’re going to ask me to duel, backwards, can we put a stuntman at the end?’ They said, ‘Ah, you won’t need one.’ And what did I do? Walked straight off.

“You’d think with 70 people looking at you, one of them would go, ‘Er, could you stop?!’ No! They loved it. I nearly killed myself — on the day that I died.”

She continues, speaking to the kind of character she created for Bellatrix, a character which “wasn’t on the page.” Quoteage:

I did think, What can I do to make this interesting? She was just written as tall and gaunt, but I knew there was something I got attracted to — playing arrested development. You know, children. Bellatrix is another child — stuck and totally anarchic.”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will appear in theaters in two installments; the first in November 2011, the second in July 2011. Thanks Kimmy!

35 Responses to Helena Bonham Carter Talks More About Bellatrix, Battle with Mrs. Weasley in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar ImageeiVega says: I LOVE it! So exciting. She's so funny. This interview she says that she's "mostly" in part 2. Does that give us hope that she may also be in part 1? It's been confusing lately. Anyway, it's great to hear from her as she promotes Alice. She's really getting us all excited for the movies and giving me hopes for how well it's going. They better keep the Molly line! Can't wait! :)Avatar ImageeiVega says: best line: "I nearly killed myself -- on the day that I died." I REALLY hope we see this in the special features on the dvd. Or maybe even a blooper reel!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: It sounds like her death scene is going to be perfect!! I cant wait to see her killed!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I hope they put this in: NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU B----! That's all I gotta say :)Avatar Imagerosepug says: She's such an amazing and versatile actress. I thought they should have used her to play Bellatrix's sister Andromeda Tonks. She was supposed to look so much like her that Harry mistakes her for Bellatrix for a moment.Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: i love her i cant waitAvatar Imageroonwit says: Bella should be in part one anyway, for the Dark Lord ascending chapter. She might appear in the seven Potters chase, Hence we can't really draw any conclusion as to where the spilt will be.Avatar ImageLucida says: Yeah I was thinking they would get her to be Andromeda too, so far we haven't heard anything about her, I hope they don't cut her out. :(Avatar Image42sk8ter says: I love Bellatrix! I can't wait to see the scene!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to see this particular scene in the final film and hope that they do make her death as beautifully epic as it was in the book. Incorporating one of the best lines in the series will do it. ^_^Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: This has actually increased my excitement again, along with the good report about Snape's death... I was beginning to be a little dubious after Alexandre Desplat was announced, but this is making things look really promising.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: She is so hilarious! I would fall off the table too!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: great!!!Avatar ImageMissHagrid says: LOL, yes! They definitely had better get Molly's line in that scene. How could they not??Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Can't wait to see her death scene, lol!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Every new interview i keep getting more and more excited. Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: can't wait to see itttAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I love her playing Bellatrix! She's perfect! Can't wait to see her in the last movies. :)Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: Very interesting what she said about arrested development. She does play bellatrix as a very childish character. I'm not sure if I completely agree with her interpretation of bellatrix though. Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: she has done an amazing job with a character that i hate i know hte battle will be epicAvatar Imagedobby_rocks says: They better leave that line in there its a classic.Avatar ImageDrome says: Wow... :D I can't wait! :DAvatar Imagealicia00 says: haha i love herAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I love this interview, but I don't want too many details about the film!!!Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Ha. Helena NAILED Bellatrix.Avatar Imagebcfgrg says: i love helena bonham carter! ...still if "not my daughter, you bitch!" isn't in this scene, WB is going DOWN!!! it's a line practically made for the movies! plus they know its going to end up rated PG-13 anyway..Avatar ImagePollytomat says: My expectations about Bellatrix' death in the film are so big that it will be very difficult not to be disappointed! The scene must be epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: She is perfect as Bellatrix!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: LOL Helena! "I nearly killed myself - on the day I died!" She's so amazing, I can't wait to see her in DH Part 2!Avatar ImageTheRebekinator says: She is so pretty !Avatar Imageleigia says: Helena's interview was amusing, especially her line of nearly dying on the day her character died. LOL!Avatar Imagehewy says: She plays Bella to the max! What a great actress. Nov 2011 is sooooooo far away. We need it now!Avatar Imagejacket says: She's such an amazing actress I can't wait to see her death sceneAvatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: November 2011? Wasn't it 2010?!Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: I love her! She's so funny! And she's increasing all the expectations to the final films! Can't wait to see her death, and I couldn't agree more with you guys: they better keep the b____ line! No one better to play Belatrix, no one better indeed...

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