Helena Bonham Carter Cast in Cinderella
This just keeps getting better and better. Soothing my anger at Kim Kardashian’s chosen baby name, Disney did me a solid and announced a huge name joining their live action Cinderella.
Helena Bonham Carter will play the Fairy Godmother who helps Cinderella get to the ball and catch her Prince Charming. The Hollywood Reporter spilled the news and it seems that Fairy Godmother will have a bigger role in this version of the story. She will be “disguised as an old beggar who watches over Cinderella before revealing herself as the magical being she truly is.”
Helena Bonham Carter To Play Fairy Godmother
Fangirl dance time! Helena Bonham Carter is the perfect choice for this role. She’s rocked it out in roles in Les Miserables, Alice in Wonderland, and is appearing in Disney’s The Lone Ranger. She’s probably best known for marrying Tim Burton and playing the ultimate witch Belatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter.
We told you earlier this week that Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera is in talks to play a wicked step in the movie, releasing in 2014. Lily James is playing Cinderella and Game of Thrones‘ Richard Madden is playing Prince Charming. Cate Blanchett is going to play the wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine.
Now, imagine Cate Blanchett facing off against Helena Boham Carter in a fight. I have a feeling with the Fairy Godmother having a bigger role, she might give Lady Tremaine a good beat down. Cinderella is shooting in England later this year.