Helena Bonham Carter Talks About Coming Back For ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and Working with James Bobin

By May 27, 2016

When it comes to The Red Queen, it’s hard to imagine a better actress for the job than Helena Bonham Carter, who demonstrated her clear enjoyment of the role proudly in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and has returned just as loud and big as ever once again in director James Bobin’s new sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, which surprisingly offers quite a large amount of insight into her character than fans might expect going into it.

Picking up with Mia Wasikowska’s Alice once again, this time after the events of the first film, Through the Looking Glass follows Alice as she journeys through the Looking Glass once more into Wonderland, tasked with the mission of healing The Hatter (Johnny Depp) of his sadness, which sends Alice on a one way collision course with Time himself (played by one of the film’s new additions, Sacha Baron Cohen).

I recently got the chance to sit down and speak with Helena Bonham Carter about the film as well, including what made her want to come back for the sequel (it was a “no brainer” according to her), the differences in style between being directed by Tim Burton and James Bobin, and what it was like getting to explore a comedic side with Sacha Baron Cohen. Their dynamic and comedic timing as well, in my mind, is one of the film’s highlights.

You can watch our full interview for yourself in the player below as well:

Alice Through the Looking Glass is in theatres everywhere now.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable