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Helena Bonham Carter Advises Young Girls on Love Despite Her Affair With Kenneth Branagh That Drove Emma Thompson Into Severe Depression

English actress Helena Bonham Carter is a renowned personality who gained prominence by working in both blockbusters and independent films. Even though she has already gained success in the Hollywood industry, her presence in the Harry Potter series further heightened her career. In addition to that, she is also known for her personal life, especially the controversial love affair she had with Kenneth Branagh while he was still married to Emma Thompson.

Helena Bonham Carter
English star, Helena Bonham Carter

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Their relationship had deeply troubled Thompson, however, they resolved their feud long ago. In a recent interview, Carter gave an important advice about love to young girls.

Helena Bonham Carter Gives an Important Advice to Young Women

Helena Bonham Carter
Harry Potter actress, Helena Bonham Carter

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The 56-year-old actress in an interview with Mirror UK opened up about an important piece of advice that referred to her own eccentric image.

She stated the girls “not give a f**k about these things” adding, “You cannot afford to put your self-esteem in the hands of strangers, which is what so many teenagers are doing with Instagram.”

She also opened up about asking her graphologist, handwriting expert, to evaluate her potential love interests.

She shared,

“I check potential partners with my graphologist, my aunt and the nannies. People who are in your home – they know. The writing was literally on the wall for one of them.”

The actress has been infamous for the affair she had with actor Kenneth Branagh while he was still married to Emma Thompson. She has been candid about their affair many times.

Emma Thompson Felt Half-Alive When She Got Aware of Her Former Husband Kenneth Branagh’s Affair

Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson
The former couple, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson

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The former couple met in 1987 and got married two years after dating each other. They were one of the A-list couples at the time however it broke once Helena Bonham Carter entered into their life. In 1994, the Harry Potter star met Branagh while filming Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. They started their relationship while he was still married to the Love Actually star.

In last year’s interview with New Yorker, she addressed her former husband’s affair stating,

“I was utterly, utterly blind to the fact that he had relationships with other women on set,” adding, “What I learned was how easy it is to be blinded by your own desire to deceive yourself.” 

She continued,

“I was half alive. Any sense of being a lovable or worthy person had gone completely.”

Even though the heartbreak was more than enough for her to handle, she “made peace” with Carter. Due to her first split with Branagh, she went through severe depression. It surely took a long time to finally cope with her bad mental health.

Source: MirrorUK

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written nearly 1000 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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