My acting has improved with age: Helena Bonham Carter

Published: Oct 29, 2012, 09:00 IST | PTI |

'The King's Speech' star Helena Bonham Carter says her acting has got better with age and she enjoys playing older women in films.

The 46-year-old actress is happy about being offered film roles for older women and said that it proves how versatile her skills are, reported OK magazine. "Mother and granny parts? I'm up for them.

Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter

Fine by me. I think that most people in the industry know that I have a range, you know. Actually, I do truly believe that ageing has made me a far better actor," Carter said. "When I was in films with people who had so much experience, I felt a total fraud. I was waiting to be exposed.

I was bluffing it," she added. The actress is grateful to her partner of 11 years, director Tim Burton, and their two children - Billy, eight, and Nell, four, for making her more confident on set and said that she lets the "Frankenweenie" filmmaker be the boss at work.

"Today, that's gone, and that's due to the fact that with Tim and the children, I am a fundamentally happy person. I point and order at home, and he orders and points at work. On a film set, he is the boss and I try not to lose sight of that," she said.

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