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Helena Bonham Carter Covers 'British Vogue' July 2013

Helena Bonham Carter Covers 'British Vogue' July 2013

Helena Bonham Carter is sleek and stylish on the cover of British Vogue‘s July 2013 issue.

Here’s what the 47-year-old The Lone Ranger actress had to share with the mag:

On playing different roles: “I learned how to be a southern belle, which I’ve always rather wanted to be. And how to be a w***e, which I’ve also rather always wanted to be. And I learnt how to fire a double-barrelled shotgun from a prosthetic leg. It’s frighteningly empowering firing a gun, you know? I’m afraid I learnt that too…”

On doing character research: “The research is what I get off on. My mom is a psychologist and I’m very similar to her. I love the challenge of working a character out. Ultimately, I don’t agree to do a film because I think it’s going to be a success. I do it because I think I’m going to learn something from the character I’m playing. I’m not sure what yet, but I know I am going to learn something from Elizabeth [Taylor, in an upcoming BBC film]. I know that, somehow, I’m going to grow as a soul from playing her.”

On acting being less of a priority since becoming a mom: “It’s not my sole purpose so there’s less pressure on it. Which, of course, means I do it better. But I also find it’s less important to me now whether I’m c**p or good. I take myself so much less seriously than I used to. I used to be so self-critical, it was painful. Now I think, ‘OK, so I acted badly today. I’ll try and act better tomorrow.’ I mean, for God’s sake, it’s not like I’m a surgeon or anything. It doesn’t really matter, does it?”

For more from Helena, visit Vogue.co.uk! Bigger cover inside…

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  • Anne

    She’s a great actress! And lucky to be married to a genius!

  • LiLi

    wow! she looks gorgeous!

  • True

    That looks nothing like her. In real life, this woman smells, has bad breath and bad teeth. Nice try. And she’s playing Liz Taylor, really?

  • Candice

    I love her…! Just stunning…!

  • Cate

    She’s a beautiful woman and she certainly deserves a Vogue cover but I wish they hadn’t airbrushed her so much.

  • Lili

    @True: And so what? And so every mortal.. or do you think that Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Lawrence are always beautiful and perfect, even when they wake up?

  • yup

    LOVE her!

  • siennagold

    She looks great in the cover. Thought it was Rachel Weisz, lol.

  • Anna

    Wow, she sure cleans up well, doesn’t she? lol

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