British actress HELENA BONHAM CARTER has lashed out at accusations of
favoritism regarding her role in upcoming musical SWEENEY TODD – as her
relationship with the director played no part in her casting.
The Fight Club star, whose partner Tim Burton directed the film, insists she
fought for the role of Mrs Lovett against several other actresses – and was
chosen for the part by writer Steven Sondheim, not Burton.
Bonham Carter says, “I’m sure the others felt I was picked because I was
sleeping with the director; but Steven Sondheim chose me – and I definitely
didn’t sleep with him.”
I had no idea Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter were married!?!? I consider myself to be an extreme pop culture junkie, but I can’t believe I had no clue! Did you guys know this?