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Helena Bonham Carter Talks More About Bellatrix, Battle with Mrs. Weasley in "Deathly Hallows"

Bonham Carter Interviews
Posted by: Edward
February 26, 2010, 03:49 PM

RottenTomatoes.com has a new profile online of actress Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) which features some new details of her character in the Harry Potter final film.  The actress relates the following in the interview:

And it'll be quite the moment, she explained. "I do get a good death scene," she told us. "It was really exhausting. As usual! [I'm] duelling, with a wand, on a table. I fell right off. I was clever enough to say, 'If you're going to ask me to duel, backwards, can we put a stuntman at the end?' They said, 'Ah, you won't need one.' And what did I do? Walked straight off.  
"You'd think with 70 people looking at you, one of them would go, 'Er, could you stop?!' No! They loved it. I nearly killed myself -- on the day that I died."
She continues, speaking to the kind of character she created for Bellatrix, a character which "wasn't on the page."  Quoteage:
I did think, What can I do to make this interesting? She was just written as tall and gaunt, but I knew there was something I got attracted to -- playing arrested development. You know, children. Bellatrix is another child -- stuck and totally anarchic."
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will appear in theaters in two installments; the first in November 2011, the second in July 2011.  Thanks Kimmy!

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34 Comments

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1317 Points

She plays Bella to the max! What a great actress. Nov 2011 is sooooooo far away. We need it now!

Posted by hewy on February 28, 2010, 06:27 AM report to moderator
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1466 Points

She’s such an amazing actress I can’t wait to see her death scene

Posted by Jacket on February 28, 2010, 12:41 PM report to moderator
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23699 Points

November 2011? Wasn’t it 2010?!

Posted by Maxtina Potter (Aty) on February 28, 2010, 03:54 PM report to moderator
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I love her! She’s so funny! And she’s increasing all the expectations to the final films! Can’t wait to see her death, and I couldn’t agree more with you guys: they better keep the b____ line! No one better to play Belatrix, no one better indeed…

Posted by Madam Snape on February 28, 2010, 10:19 PM report to moderator
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