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Helena Bonham Carter: "Fun" Playing Hermione as Bellatrix in "Deathly Hallows"

Bonham Carter Interviews
Posted by: Edward
February 23, 2010, 12:49 PM

Actress Helena Bonham Carter has given an interview for the Dish Rag Blog on 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 video is available to view here thanks to our amazing Galleries crew.

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.

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2150 Points

I can’t wait to see it!!!!!

Posted by KellBell{ROAR} on February 23, 2010, 02:51 PM report to moderator
5008 Points

WOW!!! I just want to make it clear that I love Helena as an Actress, I just don’t like the Character she portrays Bellatrix too much!!!!! lol I am looking forward to seeing Deathly Hallows!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on February 23, 2010, 02:57 PM report to moderator
539 Points

OMG, they’re going to put that in!!! The Malfoy Manor part was so intense, i loved it, gosh- THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!

Posted by Brianna on February 23, 2010, 02:59 PM report to moderator
198 Points

HBC is going to nail those scenes. It’ll be brilliant to watch.

Posted by NinnyTreetops on February 23, 2010, 03:00 PM report to moderator
461 Points

i love helena she is amazing

Posted by LilLadySnape on February 23, 2010, 03:15 PM report to moderator
52 Points


Posted by Hermione-Granger on February 23, 2010, 03:30 PM report to moderator
4565 Points

Glad that they are going to include that scene in the movie. It sounds like it is going to be fun and they are going to include Malfoy Manor too. That is going to be an intense scene, along with the scene where she kills Dobby.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on February 23, 2010, 03:52 PM report to moderator
1812 Points

helena is so cool :)

Posted by Freya-Storm on February 23, 2010, 04:25 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

What a fantastic interview! I look forward to seeing her give her final act as Bellatrix in the last two films. Helena is certainly a talented actress and I am looking forward to watching her contributions to Alice in Wonderland next week!

Posted by Kirk on February 23, 2010, 04:34 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

i ant what to c it on flim

Posted by alicia00 on February 23, 2010, 04:38 PM report to moderator
174 Points

Her mannerisms were so funny in the interview…just how she talked and the random things she did to show off her clothes when asked about them…and how she was eating throughout the whole thing.
A true sign that she’s a good actress is she talks about her character as if it was her. “I killed Sirius Black ages ago”
I’m really excited to see her as Hermione as Bellatrix. We’ll get to see her interpretation of Emma Watson as Hermione and also her interpretation of a seventeen year old girl.

Posted by gingerr_kat on February 23, 2010, 04:46 PM report to moderator
184 Points

I love this part! :D It was so great!

Posted by Gryffipuff! on February 23, 2010, 04:57 PM report to moderator
184 Points

In the book I mean, of course!

Posted by Gryffipuff! on February 23, 2010, 04:58 PM report to moderator
270 Points

i cant wait to see these two scenes. especially the scenes at shell cottage =D

Posted by clever-ravenclaw=] on February 23, 2010, 05:11 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

Yessss! I love Malfoy Manor! I can’t wait for that part!

Posted by Christine on February 23, 2010, 05:19 PM report to moderator
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