Helena Bonham Carter quotes

Born
26 May 1966, Islington, London, England.

Occupation
Actress.

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress.

I’m often criticised for what I wear. That’s my main label in the press now: disastrous dresser!
– Helena Bonham Carter
Everyone always says you have to be strong and have a stiff upper lip, but it’s okay to be fragile.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I think my mouth just opens and I spontaneously say things that occur to me.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I was like one of those nauseatingly nice children. I was very, very well behaved and boring.
– Helena Bonham Carter
Multitasking? I can’t even do two things at once. I can’t even do one thing at once.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I’m drawn to emotionally damaged characters because there is more to unlock.
– Helena Bonham Carter
Because I sleep with him he asked me to audition, you know?
– Helena Bonham Carter
I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn’t think, ‘Ooh I’ve got to avoid being typecast’ – you can’t ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I drink booze, I smoke, and I’m hooked on caffeine. I actually have been known to swear at times and belch and even raise my voice when provoked. And I’m not physically repressed!
– Helena Bonham Carter
I’ve got Tourette’s, practically. I’ll tell anyone anything.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I’m the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me.
– Helena Bonham Carter
If you’re a queen, you’re powerless, so I’d probably demote myself and go shopping.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I would pretend to be the French lieutenant’s woman. I was always a romantic. I still am, actually.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I should get a few ribs taken out, because I’ll be in a corset for the rest of my life.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I’m quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I’m always attracted to lower budget, not because it’s lower budget, but because they tend to be better scripts.
– Helena Bonham Carter
I never really wanted to grow up. I grew up really young. I moved out when I was 13 – that’s when I started acting.
– Helena Bonham Carter
You can actually have a pitch button, you know, to get people on pitch.
– Helena Bonham Carter
It’s completely absurd that because we have boobs we’re not treated the same as someone with a penis.
– Helena Bonham Carter
When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn’t go to university. I had an inferiority complex because I didn’t train. Then it gets tiring. And you do get bored of it.
– Helena Bonham Carter
Famous people come up to me, but I don’t know who they are because my sight is so bad. It’s always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don’t have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room.
– Helena Bonham Carter
All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.
– Helena Bonham Carter