Monday, June 13, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter Talks Julia Hoffman

Helena Bonham Carter was recently interviewed by website IFC about her film Toast, a biopic of British chef Nigel Slater. During the conversation, she discussed her role as Dr. Julia Hoffman in the new Dark Shadows feature film, with the actress hinting at what's in store for Collinsport's resident medic:

"Filming's] only just started. We're gently getting into it and... the '70s [time period]. I just suddenly thought I know this period and funnily enough, the woman who made all the food for Toast... is doing all the food on Dark Shadows... She was cooking the breakfast because we have a few dinner scenes in this."

Asked about her psychotherapist mother, who often studies scripts for her, Carter suggests: "I'm definitely borrowing from her... being a psychotherapist, I've been brought up with that whole psychoanalytical terrain. But I'm not sure my mom will feel flattered to know that I'm basing the alcoholic psychiatrist on her... We'll see with Dr. Hoffman, but it's fun being a doctor. I get to hypnotize Johnny [Depp] and do all sorts of things to him." To read the full interview, click here.

5 comments:

Chad Moore said...

I wonder if HBC has watched any of the old episodes to take inspiration from the late, great Grayson Hall?

David said...

She is going to make an AWESOME Hoffman!

me said...

i'm sure she has watched grayson's work to get a feel for the character, altho i don't recall dr hoffman being a lush. still, hbc loves these quirky offbeat characters, & should chew up the scenery. Watch out, Eva Green!

Tracy said...

Well, actually every character on DS that didn't drink blood or was over 17 usually had a drink in hand! Think of all those Blue Whale scenes. Even Vicki, Carolyn and Maggie liked their liquor! Julia, as I recall, was quite fond of tossing back a brandy with Quentin, Roger, or Prof. Stokes! Plus, she was quite handy with a hypnotic medallion and a sedative, which made her a dear and true friend indeed!

Easy-2-Save said...

I really liked Grayson as Julia and I am sure Helena will do a great job as well.