Helena Bonham Carter = The Fairy Godmother!


“Off with his head!!”  Oh, sorry, wrong movie!  Helena Bonham Carter has been in many different kinds of  films, and has taken on quite a few unusual roles.  Her husband Tim Burton, was usually a part of that, being a famous director in his own right.  As most of you know, Helena Bonham Carter played the Queen of Hearts in the Disney film Alice in Wonderland.  To me, she did an amazing job.  She was my favorite character in that movie, even more so than my ultimate fave, Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter), which is rare.

Speaking of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter has done quite a bit of films with him, and is once again co-starring with Depp in the upcoming film The Lone Ranger.   Alice in Wonderland and The Lone Ranger pulled her away from her usual darker style rolls (like Sweeney Todd, also with Johnny Depp), and sent her over to the magic of Disney.  This is obviously working well for both Disney and Carter, because it was just announced that she was cast as the Fairy Godmother in the upcoming live action film, Cinderella.

As previously announced, Cinderella will also star Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Lily James as Cinderella and Richard Madden as the prince.  Will Helena Bonham Carter steal the show in Cinderella?  I have no doubt that she will deliver a lively spin on the character of the Fairy Godmother.  It would even better, if she brought Johnny Depp along with her for this one too!  More details to come as they are available.


Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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