Gothic-like Helena Carter transforms to a topless ‘white swan’
And when it comes to marriage, Helena Bonham Carter’s views are no different, with the actress admitting she is ‘too lazy’ to ever wed her long-term partner Tim Burton.
Helena made the admission as she went topless, dressed as a white swan, for a quirky new shoot for Interview magazine.
She said: ‘We’re not [married], actually. Not through any kind of … Through laziness, really.’
However, Helena was quick to insist that just because the pair, who famously live in adjoining houses, aren’t legally married, it doesn’t mean their relationship isn’t serious.
Helena and Tim have worked on seven movies together and the 45-year-old actress thinks it is important that she gets to see him work otherwise she would worry about the filmmaker’s stress levels and unhappiness when he came home in the evenings.
She said: ‘He is very stressed. Directors are. The stress level – it’s a battle. I mean everything that can go wrong goes wrong.
‘But then again, what’s great about working with Tim – when you’re involved with him – is that I get to see that on set, he’s having fun. But if I didn’t get to go on set, I’d think he was suicidal for six months. I love seeing him work. It’s a really good thing. It’s very healthy to do, every so often.’
The Dark Shadows star insists she would be ‘insane’ if she turned down any roles she is offered by Tim because she thinks he is a ‘genius’, though there are also practical reasons for their frequent collaborations.
She explained: ‘It makes sense for me. I’ve got two children with the man. It doesn’t make any sense to be going around the other side of the world and doing some other thing.
‘It’s Tim Burton. He’s a genius. You can’t turn him down just because you go out with him and have two children together. It would be insane. It would be positively wrong, and stupid.’
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