Helena Bonham Carter thought her then-partner Tim Burton was about to propose when he offered her a role in his 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland.
The Crown actress played Iracebeth, the Purple Queen, alongside Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, and Anne Hathaway in Burton’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic unusual.
Writing for Britain’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Bonham Carter recalled how she thought Burton was about to propose when he was dazzling gearing as much as anticipate her to play his Purple Queen.
“Reduction in 2008, my ex Tim Burton asked me to devour a assembly at his set apart of job,” she recalled. “This was unfamiliar, for at the time, I shared a dwelling with him and our two younger children down the other quit of the road. What was so crucial that he couldn’t anticipate me over Cheerios?
“Seated at his desk, he presented rather formally: ‘I even devour something important to anticipate you.’ At this level I thought he was going to anticipate me to marry him. ‘I ponder when that you just can grasp indicate of playing the Purple Queen in my movie of Alice In Wonderland?’ and sooner than I could well acknowledge, he shoved a sketch toward me. ‘Stare, it be bought to be you, because I’ve drawn you without intending to.’ It was a sketch of an extraordinarily natty-headed scowling queen. Frankly, this was better than a marriage proposal.”
The Edward Scissorhands director cast Bonham Carter in loads of his motion footage, together with Huge Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Like a flash Avenue, and Darkish Shadows.
Bonham Carter, who reprised her Purple Queen role for 2016’s Alice By the Taking a see Glass, was in a relationship with Burton between 2001 and 2014 and they part two children.