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.
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!
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!
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.