Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night

Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, pouring tea
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, almost kissing Imogen Stubbs who is dressed as a man

Helena Bonham Carter and Imogen Stubbs in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, sharing a tender moment with Imogen Stubbs who is dressed as a man

Helena Bonham Carter and Imogen Stubbs in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, sitting on a sofa with Ben Kingsley

Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, giving seductive side-eye

Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a film from quite a while ago, based on a play even longer ago. Here Helena Bonham Carter and Imogen Stubbs give stellar performances in the ultimate love triangle.

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I have a question that just popped into my head? What is/are your favourite lesser-known Helena films? I’m talking Women Talking Dirty level. Haha. You know, the ones that are not Burton’s.

helenabonboncarter:

Dancing Queen (1993) !!

I feel like nobody has really heard about it but it is such a gem of a movie! One of my favorite parts about is the fact that Helena Bonham Carter plays a stripper named Pandora lol.

She has this iconic line in the beginning of the film when she’s stripping. A man points out her ass tattoo of a bird and she says “It’s a Swallow – and don’t ask – I don’t” and I still can’t believe that came out of her mouth lmao.

Also ! Who doesn’t love some Abba?!

I love Dancing Queen! It’s my favourite HBC film (unknown or otherwise).

Some info about it that I heard/read and that may or may not be true: it was originally written for Jane Horrocks by Nick Vivian, who were not yet together back then. But Jane turned it down. Also, Helena’s mother always checked the scripts (at that time at least) and Helena would follow her advice whether to take a role. This is the only time Helena went against the advice. Helena’s mother was later quoted that DQ turned out to be her favourite after all.

DQ is a short film part of the Rik Mayall Presents… series and available on DVD.

Full disclosure: I’m a big Jane Horrocks fan as well…