Bonham Carter Learned To Sing For Role

Subscribe to Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter spent months convincing her partner Tim Burton to cast her in SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - and even took singing lessons to persuade him.
The Harry Potter actress played Mrs. Lovett alongside Johnny Depp in the 2007 movie, but has blasted reports she only won the role simply because of her relationship with director Burton.
But she insists Burton put her through a gruelling casting process and spent three months auditioning other actresses - while she took singing lessons.
She says, "That was tough. He auditioned other people. He finally said, 'I think you can sing this part'." I call him Big Chief, Little Patience because he had zero patience with me. I had to get everything in one take.
"Tim's name for me was Little Squall, Running Mouth, meaning I talk too much. He definitely thinks I should have been in a silent movie because I talk too much."


Tags: Helena Bonham Carter - Tim Burton

Subscribe to Helena Bonham Carter

More Helena Bonham Carter

'Frozen Fever' Short To Screen Before Disney's 'Cinderella' In March 2015

What better way to encourage cinema-goers to see the forthcoming live-action 'Cinderella' movie, than the promise of more 'Frozen'? Disney announces short film 'Frozen Fever'...

Game Of Thrones Star Richard Madden Takes A Turn In Disney's Cinematic Cinderella

Robb Stark has been resurrected! But, alas Game of Thrones fans, not in the capacity that you may have all been hoping. Instead, the Scottish...

Lily James Finds Her Prince Charming In The Latest 'Cinderella' Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]

Finally, Disney has unveiled the first full trailer for Kenneth Branagh's live action rendition of one of the world's most beloved fairytales: Cinderella. And it...

Cinderella Trailer

Following her mother's death, Cinderella was faced with a lonely existence while her beloved father took frequent long trips away from home on business. The...


It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day American fiction, Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed he is working on a sequel...

Diagon Alley Is Open For Business In Orlando's Wizarding World - Only For The "Harry Potter" Cast So Far

One unexpected benefit from starring in the Harry Potter films is apparently the chance to test out the new additions at Orlando’s Wizarding World before...

T.S. Spivet Movie Review

As he did in Amelie, French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet tells a simple fable with witty visuals, colourful characters and a warm heart. It's an utterly...

Disney Reveal 'Cinderella' Live Action Reimagining: How Dark Will It Be? [Trailer]

Disney has revealed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live action reimagining of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Starring Lily James in the titular role,...



Helena Bonham Carter Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Helena Bonham Carter

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All