Helena Bonham Carter had handkerchief speech

February 28th, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter had an acceptance speech written on a handkerchief in case she won an Oscar.

The 'King's Speech' star was up for the Best Supporting Actress prize for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the movie - which won four gold statues in total last night (27.02.11) - and had her words of thanks printed on the unusual item.

She unveiled her handkerchief while being interviewed on the red carpet of the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party by Kate Garraway on British breakfast TV show 'Daybreak'.

While looking at the speech, she disappointingly said: "It will never be seen."

Helena also explained she was determined not to look disappointed when she lost out in her category to 'The Fighter' star Melissa Leo - who swore during her acceptance speech.

The 44-year-old actress wanted to appear gracious so her two children, son Billy, seven, and three-year-old daughter Nell, would learn that winning isn't everything.

Helena - who is in a long-term relationship with director Tim Burton - jokingly said: "Well I'm an actress, you've got to look pleased that someone else has won.

"I've got to be a good example for my children. It's not the winning that counts, is it?"

The 'King's Speech' was the big winner at the 83rd Academy Awards taking home the gongs for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director for Tom Hooper and Best Actor for Colin Firth.