Helena Bonham Carter As Elizabeth Taylor Looks Like This:

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I remember thinking that having Lindsay Lohan impersonating the grand Liz Taylor was a mistake. But then, after careful consideration, I slowly came to terms with that reality and made peace with LiLo’s incarnation of Liz. Because they have so much in common!

When I saw Vogue UK’s Helena Bonham Carter cover, I imagined there would have to be a movie behind it. Something beyond the Lone Ranger (which wasn’t all that appreciated. Because now people are more sensitive to how the race matter is handled on the big/small screen than on the cinematographically strong value of the actual filmed product.) And that’s how I found out about Helena Bonham Carter being the next Elizabeth Taylor. In yet another incarnation of the endlessly legendary story of Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. Dominic West is playing Mr. Burton and their performance is part of a TV film that will premiere this fall on BBC America. Will it be better than Liz&Dick? We’ll wait and see…

Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor looks like this


#1 ana on 06.05.13 at 8:48 am

Helena is one of the fiercest actress . I am really curious to see her as E. Taylor. I am sure it will be great.

#2 Dishan on 05.30.14 at 12:43 am

I Believe you meant to say Richard Burton not Tim Burton? :-)

#3 kpriss on 06.02.14 at 5:55 am

Thank you Dishan! I stand corrected!
– I think the confusion is due to the legendary photographer Tim Burton for whom I have the deepest appreciation and admiration (as opposed to Richard Burton for whom I’m far from nurturing the same feelings :) )

#4 Adriana V on 06.02.14 at 12:03 pm

Photographer Tim Burton?? I think you mean director Tim Burton and Helena’s long time partner. Tim Burton is already a legend while being still alive. ;)

#5 kpriss on 06.03.14 at 12:24 am

… do I ever stop now? lol ! Please forgive me fine ladies, I’ve been beyond myself in error!
-yes, Richard Burton was the name I should’ve included in the story, Dishan!
-yes, Adriana, of course you’re right, Tim Burton is the ever so whimsical director I love and appreciate for his work and his life choices (Helena)
-yes, there is such a photographer whom I love and whose aesthetic is very similar to Tim Burton’s: Tim Walker (as to close the error loop: I made all the right connections but got all the names wrong lol! Tim Walker photographed Helena and her partner, Tim Burton, a couple of years back, for Vogue UK)

(going back to one of Helena’s legendary movies ‘You’ve met me at a very strange time of my life’ – Fight Club, end scene)

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