"I think I'm going to do it [Dark Shadows]... and I think it's because, well, I've never played an alcoholic psychiatrist." Carter has appeared in several fims directed by her parter, Tim Burton, and initially assumed her wanted her for the role of the witch Angelique. "I thought it was a sexy part he wanted me for... I'm saying, 'Yeah, I can play the sexy witch.' And he said, 'No, you've done that. You're going to play the psychiatrist who's an alcoholic!'"
The original Dr. Hoffman, played by the late Grayson Hall, was a coolly efficient psychiatrist whose medical expertise knew few limits, eventually leading her to discover a medical cure for Barnabas' vampire condition; An alcohol problem promises to be an intriguing departure from the original storylines. To view video of the full interview, click here.
Carter missed out on an award, but Dark Shadows' costume designer Colleen Atwood scooped a win for her work on Alice in Wonderland. Original Dark Shadows actor David Selby (Quentin) also featured on screen during the evening's coverage in excerpts of The Social Network, which won three awards.