Helena Bonham Carter Dark Shadows InterviewOne of the few good things about Tim Burton’s latest vamp’n’camp melodrama Dark Shadows is Helena Bonham Carter’s marvellous lush/pschiatrist Dr. Julia Hoffman.

As the live-in/drink-dry carer for the Collins family’s youngest child Hoffman isn’t given too much to do as the film lurches into its second half but initially her deadpan delivery is pitched perfectly.

Our good friend James Kleinmann sat down with the actress to talk about the legacy of the original show, her character’s place in the whirling mass of oddity that is the Collins family and which part she, and Michelle Pfieffer, really wanted.

You can read our review of Dark Shadows here.

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