Helena Bonham Carter adored Harry Potter role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 October 2012
Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter says playing evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the 'Harry Potter' movie series was one of the highlights of her career

Helena Bonham Carter says playing a witch was a ''dream come true''.

The 46-year-old actress - who has children Billy, eight, and Nell, four, with partner Tim Burton - admits one of her career highlights was portraying evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the 'Harry Potter' movie series, though her kids don't understand why she always plays dark characters.

She said: ''That was my dream come true, playing a witch. My daughter asks me, 'Why do you always play baddies mama?'''

Playing the role made Helena known to many young girls and she thinks she sets a good example - because she enjoys her food.

She said: ''Am I a good example? Well, at least I'm not too thin. I eat.''

The actress is also a source of advice for her young 'Harry Potter' co-stars, recently advising Daniel Radcliffe during a discussion for Interview magazine, though he isn't the only star to come to her for help.

She said: ''I've had lots of conversations with Emma Watson too. She is very, very bright.''

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