She is one of the most respected actresses in Great Britain, known, among other things, from "A Room with a View" or "The King's Speech": Helena Bonham Carter, 56. She was with cult director Tim Burton for many years and has two children with him. And their godfather is a longtime family friend: Johnny Depp. With him Helena Bonham Carter was seen in the films "Sleepy Hollow", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Alice in Wonderland".
Depp, who has been considered a superstar and heartthrob par excellence for decades, has been criticized for some time. There is talk of alcohol and drug problems, since his separation from his wife Vanessa Paradis, he no longer seems to have his life under control. In particular, the court case that followed his tumultuous relationship with actress Amber Heard put Depp in a bad light.
Despite everything, Helena Bonham Carter defends her old companion. With Amber Heard found guilty, at least (for now), of defamation - which doesn't mean Depp is innocent, just that she shouldn't have made her allegations public - 56-year-old Johnny Depp feels in an interview with The Times " for washed up: "Oh, I think that's all settled now. It's all fine with him now, absolutely fine."
In her eyes, Amber Heard is someone who, for selfish reasons, is "on this
And that's not all of the controversial opinions. Bonham Carter is not only defending Johnny Depp, but also British author Joanne K. Rowling. The "Harry Potter" inventor is now under criticism because she repeatedly, sometimes drastically, speaks out against more rights for trans people. While Rowling's tweets on the subject are hard to misinterpret, Bonham Carter thinks they're misunderstood.
The actress - who starred as Bellatrix Lestrange in the 'Harry Potter' films - defended the author, saying: "It's awful, a lot of bullshit. I think she's been backed into a corner. People's self-righteousness is really extreme. She's allowed to have her own opinion."
Bonham Carter adds: "You don't all have to agree, that would be crazy and boring. She certainly doesn't mean that in an aggressive way, just judging things from her own experience."
Quellen: "The Independent", "The Times"