Helena Bonham Carter 'wouldn't say no' to Burton

December 2nd, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter would never turn down Tim Burton.

The British actress - who has been directed by long-term life partner Tim in seven pictures - said that when he wants her to be in a film, she wouldn't turn him down, but she has had to learn how to deal with him on-set

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "If Tim Burton asks you to do a film - I don't care if you're with him or without him - you don't say no.

"I've just got to not talk too much and obey."

Helena, who is well known for her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in the 'Harry Potter' series, said her decision to work with Tim wasn't influenced by their relationship.

She said: "We've got very similar senses of humour. We've both got a very healthy inner child, we're both quite playful.

"But we've always had an intuitive understanding of each other - we've learned how to do it."

Discussing her career, Helena - who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in 'The King's Speech' - believes she is lucky because she gets to "play" and get paid "a lot of money" for the privilege.

She said: "I've started to get off my own back, because, you know, acting is just pretending, after all.

"In our society, there's a lot made of acting, when ultimately the essential thing is you're playing- you're paid a lot of money just to play, and you've got to be responsible and take it seriously, but, at the same time, Jesus, it's not a Nobel Prize endeavour."