Helena Bonham Carter: “Fun” Playing Hermione as Bellatrix in “Deathly Hallows”


Feb 23, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

Actress Helena Bonham Carter has given an interview for the Dish Rag Blog on Zap2It.com in which the Bellatrix Lestrange actress spoke briefly of the role of her character in the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” films. Describing Bellatrix as a “horrible… not a cuddly, creature,” she goes on to say:

She is sort of Voldemort’s right hand woman and she’s sadistic and I’ve killed. I do really horrible things… I killed Sirius Black ages ago. I kill Dobby in this one, and I torture Hermione.

Oh, that’s what’s fun is… I got to pretend to be Hermione because Hermione takes this potion that makes her look like me. I had to act Hermione pretending to be me… It was fun being seventeen.

The interview continues with Helena Bonham Carter describing her admiration for the Trio; actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley); as well as the stores she finds her often unique and offbeat clothes.
The video is available to view here thanks to our amazing Galleries crew.
The first part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is slated for a November 19th release, while the second part will arrive in theaters on July 15, 2011.

75 Responses to Helena Bonham Carter: “Fun” Playing Hermione as Bellatrix in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar Imagedobbykreacherunited says: i just LOVE her!!! shes an amazing actress and never dssapoints!!!!!! looking forward to deathly hallowsAvatar ImageJane_Potter says: I will love this scene!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: HBC is way nicer than her character lol :D DH is going to be one awesome but sad movie to go see ... I'm so excited already tho :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: I can't wait to see DH!! Helena is a genius actress. She's so nice and bubbly in real life, but when she plays Bellatrix she's pure evil. I love it. It's going to be very sad to see her torture Hermione (my favorite character). That part was cringe-worthy in the book. And poor Dobby. :(Avatar Imagemoglet says: I'm really looking forward to that scene but as I imagine it is going to be in the second film what a long time we will have to wait. Avatar Imagedobbykreacherunited says: i just LOVE her!!! shes an amazing actress and never dssapoints!!!!!! looking forward to deathly hallowsAvatar Imagehermy007 says: OH MAN!! i didn't know really until now that this part was going to be in the movies... (i knew the dobby scene was, i saw a pic about that...) but i didn't know for sure about the torturing of hermione part was going to be in. it was soo intense in the book, it's going to be difficult for me to watch in theaters in 2011. she's pretty much my fav character, it'll be sad for me, but the scene where hbc is acting like hermione whoi s trying to act like her will be fun. next summer can't come fast enough!Avatar ImageeiVega says: Hearing her talk about torturing Hermoine and killing Dobby gave me chills! This is going to be intense! They are making an awesome movie! Ahhh!!Avatar Imagelisamiamoore says: Robbing the bank was my favorite chapter in all the books. I can't wait to see this on film. Avatar Imagejain says: it is great to see an actress eat!Avatar Imagewindycity92 says: i cant wait for this movie to come out!!!! :) i think its going to be the best movie of the hp series!! Avatar ImagePensievePerson says: Actually, Helena Hermione was well into 18! Her b-day i Sept. 19!Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Wow it is cool Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: malfoy manor and gringotts scenes will be awesomeAvatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: So exciting, great interview!Avatar Imagekellbell says: I can't wait to see it!!!!!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW!!! I just want to make it clear that I love Helena as an Actress, I just don't like the Character she portrays Bellatrix too much!!!!! lol I am looking forward to seeing Deathly Hallows!!!!Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: OMG, they're going to put that in!!! The Malfoy Manor part was so intense, i loved it, gosh- THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!Avatar ImageNinnyTreetops says: HBC is going to nail those scenes. It'll be brilliant to watch.Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: i love helena she is amazingAvatar ImageHermione-Granger says: Coool I LOVE HARRY POTTER! Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Glad that they are going to include that scene in the movie. It sounds like it is going to be fun and they are going to include Malfoy Manor too. That is going to be an intense scene, along with the scene where she kills Dobby.Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: helena is so cool :)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: What a fantastic interview! I look forward to seeing her give her final act as Bellatrix in the last two films. Helena is certainly a talented actress and I am looking forward to watching her contributions to Alice in Wonderland next week!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: i ant what to c it on flimAvatar Imagegingerr_kat says: Her mannerisms were so funny in the interview...just how she talked and the random things she did to show off her clothes when asked about them...and how she was eating throughout the whole thing. A true sign that she's a good actress is she talks about her character as if it was her. "I killed Sirius Black ages ago" I'm really excited to see her as Hermione as Bellatrix. We'll get to see her interpretation of Emma Watson as Hermione and also her interpretation of a seventeen year old girl. Avatar ImageGryffipuff says: I love this part! :D It was so great!Avatar ImageGryffipuff says: In the book I mean, of course!Avatar Imageclever-ravenclaw says: i cant wait to see these two scenes. especially the scenes at shell cottage =DAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Yessss! I love Malfoy Manor! I can't wait for that part!Avatar Imagebella vita says: I can't wait to see Helena in DH!! I just love her and she is so amazing! She really brings Bellatrix to life on screen with such perfection that she has actually made Bellatrix one of my favorite characters to watch and read. I'm dying to see the scenes with Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix. Its going to be incredible!Avatar Imagegeminidreamatl29 says: Love me some Bellatrix. shes probably one of my favorite characaters. im a sucker for a good nasty female villian. im so glad there keeping all of the bellatrix scenes in the movies.Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I just love her acting, when she acts you would never realise that she is actually a good person in real life. She plays her role as a Death Eater so well. Well she is my favourite Death Eater, she reminds me of myself if I were to be evil. Can't wait till the Deathly Hallows come out!Avatar Imagejhlovesmusic says: Oooo that would be fun!!! Love actor interviews... It gives some awesome insight to the Harry Potter set!!!Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: i love how she was eating through the whole thing. sort of adorable.Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: hbc is wat kewl im goona c her in the mad hatter!Avatar ImageFGFG says: She's such a good Bellatrix. I get chills everytime I here "I killed Sirius Black, I killed Sirius Black..." I can't wait to see her as Hermione!Avatar ImageMatea says: love her!Avatar ImageKristine_london says: Aw! They filmed this already?? This gets me excited and sad at the same time.Avatar ImageGinnyPotter811 says: I can't wait to see it! It's going to be such a cool scene. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Great Interview!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Great Interview!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Oh my god I LOVE her! LOL. Nice interview!! =D<3333Avatar Imagesessionka says: She's a Great Actress... And I love hearing that an actor is having fun playing a role in Harry Potter...Even if she is playing a character I hate more than Voldemort!!! ... I need therapy... :-)Avatar ImageSmitch says: I love this woman! Seriously, from the moment I saw her in Margaret's Museum, I just wanted to watch every film she was in! Genius, gorgeous, and 100 percent authentic. Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: excited! it comes out the day! after my bday =)Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Helena is going to be amazing in DH! I cant wait to see her be Hermione.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: She sounds so nice...so unlike her character, lol.Avatar Imagepixi_jo says: Oh I can't wait to see this movie. I just know it's gonna be awesome!Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: I can't wait to see the scene when they break into Gringotts!Avatar Imageegdillon28 says: Wow wow wow, they are going to start talking about all of this stuff now!! That makes me so excited!! Helena is awesome. Nothing else to be said!! HahahaAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I love her!!! Super excited to see her playing Bellatrix again.... and even more excited to see her act like Hermione! :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: so excitinggg!! :DAvatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Ha ha. Horrible ...not cuddly creature. She's hilarious! I killed Sirius Black ages ago.. HELENA IS AWESOME!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: In the video, she looked like she was hungry. She's awesome anyway. I thought she'd be really weird because you know, she dresses really funny, but she sounded so cool!Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Wow,they're keeping that scene,then? That's GREAT!!! Can't wait to watch!Avatar Imageleigia says: I like Helena as Bellatrix. It will be interesting how she acts as Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix. LOL!Avatar Imagelunalovegoodfan says: Did anyone get the shops' names? I couldn't hear properly.They were anthropology,noah noah,coleen natwood? then tablet? and something else.Avatar Imagezoltan42 says: I remember reading that she had some misgivings on taking the part when she was first approached to do it. I recall JKR told her something along the lines of there being more of the character in the last book. Glad to see it seems to have paid off for her.Avatar ImageLiara says: You're great Helena! Love her! <3Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Oh this movie will be epic, I so hope they pull it offAvatar Imageda_member0808 says: Awesome! I can't wait to see Helene's wonderful acting. Those scenes are going to be intense. Avatar ImageFifi says: That scene is going to be so exciting!Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Ha, that'll be awesome...Avatar Imagehermionenluna TZS ROAR! says: she rox!Avatar ImageFawkes1706 says: This is the most hilarious scene, can't wait for Deathly Hallows!Avatar ImageDawna says: Its going to be great! I wonder if the video of part 1 will be available before part 2 comes out? To refresh before seeing part 2...Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: I'm really looking forward to DH. Seeing as Helena Bonham Carter excels in every role she is cast in, I can't wait to see how she acts as Hermione. It will be a very interesting scene! The Malfoy Manor and Gringotts scenes will be great, just because she's in it. Her performance in HBP was phenomenal, and it sent chills down my spine.Avatar Imagejacket says: She's so great! Bellatrix is the perfect villan! it would be so fun to act someone acting the part that your acting wow did that make any sense at all?Avatar ImageMakachi says: I'm looking forward to this scene. She'll do a great job! c: Avatar ImageAthenamalfoy says: Helena is so cool.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I cannot WAIT to see this scene!!! I know HBC will be amazing! :o)Avatar Imageccking says: love her so much, i'm soo looking forward to seeing this scene!!Avatar ImageForever Weasleys says: Soooo excited, she is such a great actress. I can't wait for the next two movies!Avatar Imagehp931 says: She's really funny!

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