Helena Bonham Carter stole the show for me with her heartfelt speech at the Orange Baftas as she won Best Actress. And the star tells me she’s now not worried about her chances at the Oscars. Helena said: “I’m happy with a Bafta – it means so much to me actually. It’s completely taken the pressure of the Oscars off me now. Obviously it would be great – but it’s now not the be all and end all.”
The star, who looked fantastic in a Vivienne Westwood creation, also told me her ethics when it comes to fashion on the red carpet. Helena added said: “I always say wear whatever you feel comfortable with and don’t worry about whatever anyone else thinks. I get people saying nasty comments about what I’m wearing when I walk down the street and the press slate me. I always see myself in the worst dressed lists in magazines but you just have to dress for yourself and nobody else.” Hear, hear.
Neve Campbell is preparing to scream once again when Scream 4 hits cinemas in April. But the star tells me she’s nervous about the prospect of returning to the franchise. “It was fantastic to be back on the Scream films but I’m nervous about the film,” she revealed. “I’ve not seen it yet. I know a few test audiences have and it seemed to go down well.
“From what I know it’s going to be a return to form – more like the original film. Which is fine by me. Making another Scream film wasn’t an easy decision – but I’m pleased I did it. I just hope the fans enjoy it.” I literally cannot wait….
Inception star Tom Hardy (above) finally got his mitts with his Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award this week when funny man Alan Carr presented him with the gong. On Alan’s Chatty Man (on C4 tomorrow), Tom says he was gutted to have missed the awards. He revealed: “I’m about to go away to Georgia for 6 weeks and start a new film I had a choice whether to go away with the people I love or going to the BAFTAs. I’d booked to go away with my missus and see my little boy and then we watched it on TV and I was like ‘oh no’! I never expected to win so thank you, thank you very much,”
The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star award, the only BAFTA voted for by the British public, recognises an actor or actress who is predicted to go onto be an internationally recognised movie star. The public voted on a final list of five nominees selected by a jury including Tom Ford, actor Peter Sarsgaard and BAFTA jury chair Fionla Dwyer.
Boat That Rocked hottie Talulah Riley’s life has changed so dramatically in the past few years, She’s gone from being a super young new actress on the scene to the wife of internet billionaire Elon Musk and step-mum to his five kids – and she’s only 25. But she sounds like she’s taking her life changes in her stride right now. “I never thought my life could change so dramatically in just one year,” she laughed. “But it has. I get on with the children really well – they’re young so that’s made it a little bit easier. I’m blissfully happy though and things couldn’t be better.”
There I was thinking Mad Men’s curvy star Christina Hendricks had flown into London to hang with the A-Listers at the Baftas. I was wrong. I can reveal the star was actually on a personal visit to see her co-star on the hit US show Elisabeth Moss on the West End with Keira Knightley in new hit show The Children’s Hour. My mole tells me: “Everyone thought she was here to work – but she just wanted to visit Elisabeth and see her show. It was a quick trip in and out.” Good on her.