Helena Bonham Carter generally takes on roles that have a darker edge of late; Madame Thénardier of Les Misérables, the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Marla Singer in Fight Club.
Helena won’t be making pies out of humans, screaming “off with their heads,” or pretending to have cancer, instead she is taking on a far more fanciful and hopeful role soon.
It has been announced that she will playing the Fairy Godmother in Disney’s upcoming live-action feature Cinderella, which is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh. The film will also star Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Lily James as Cinderella and Richard Madden as the prince.
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