Helena Bonham Carter: "Fun" Playing Hermione as Bellatrix in "Deathly Hallows"
Bonham Carter Interviews
February 23, 2010, 12:49 PM
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 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.
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!!!
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.
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.