"Ageing has helped hugely," she says. "There’s no question I’m a better actor, and you leave behind a certain typecasting. I was like the corset bimbo." She stops, has a slurp of smoothie, a bite of toastie and starts again. "Well, not quite bimbo, but you know what I mean. The corset sex symbol, I suppose. Now I’m not going to be the sex symbol, I’m going to be the granny." She changes her mind by the mouthful. "Well, not quite granny."
Happy Birthday, Helena Bonham Carter!