Harry Potter Star Helena Bonham-Carter Would Have Divorced Her Husband For Johnny Depp's $153 Million Movie
2023/08/31

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Helena Bonham-Carter is one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, who has worked in a long list of successful movies. Some of her remarkable roles are in films like , and others. The actress earned massive fame for her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in the series. Bonham Carter has worked with almost all the biggest stars of the 90’s however she was ready to divorce Tim Burton for working with Johnny Depp.

Helena Bonham-Carter has worked on several projects of the director and her ex-boyfriend, Tim Burton. However, she wanted the role in his film Sweeney Todd at any cost.

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was a musical slasher film, that featured Johnny Depp in the lead role of a serial killer who murdered his customers. Actress Helena Bonham Carter played the character of his accomplice in the creepy horror film.

Helena Bonham-Carter was very eager to be part of the film and had told her then-boyfriend Tim Burton about wanting to be cast. Burton agreed to consider her, as she was a good fit for the role. However, he still asked his ex-girlfriend to audition for the role like other actors.

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The actress recalled in conversation with Female,

Helena Bonham-Carter told the Irish Examiner,

She confided that she eventually gave an audition for the part. She added that getting the role officially was a good thing for her relationship with Burton.

Helena Bonham-Carter and never married, but they were together from 2001 to 2014. The couple had two children together, named Billy Raymond and Nell.

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 was released in 2007, and was taken from a screenplay by John Logan. The musical slasher film was directed by Tim Burton. The original story was from the 1970 play   by Christopher Bond.

The film tells the melodramatic Victorian tale of Sweeney Todd (played by

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), an English barber who becomes a serial killer as he seeks revenge on Judge Turpin (played by Alan Rickman). Turpin had wrongfully convicted and exiled him for stealing his wife. Todd murders his customers with the help of his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett (played by ), and then processes their bodies into meat pies.

The film was praised for the excellent performance of the cast, musical numbers, vibrant costumes, elaborate set design, and sticking to the story of the musical. Helena Bonham-Carter’s film was a commercial success and grossed $153 million against a budget of $50 million.

is available for streaming on Paramount+ and Apple TV.

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