The 45-year-old star said the American filmmaker - with whom she has two children, Billy, eight, and four-year-old Nell - is obsessed with soccer and mimics the disciplinary process used in the game to reprimand her, reported Femalefirst.

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"I am always being sent off. It is pretty playful but that is good for me. We do have a laugh! He has become a real soccer fanatic, so he has yellow cards and red cards," Carter said.

The "Harry Potter" star, who lives in London with Burton, 53, and their kids said that she receives yellow card warnings for things such as twitching eyebrows and moving hands.