I’m not going to lie – it’s adorable how proud of The Movie Dweeb my mum is.
When I spoke to Burt Ward for my first professional interview, she bought me enough cakes to give my diabetes diabetes. When the likes of Metro.co.uk covered my recent chat with Dan Fogler, she sent me enough Minion memes to completely buggar up my iPhone storage.
But now I worry that – having spoken to Helena Bonham Carter about her all-time favourite franchise – I can expect a lot more from her. (I will accept my payment in twenties, if you’re reading this, Mum.)
I spoke to Helena Bonham Carter and Millie Bobby Brown for their recent Netflix Original, Enola Holmes, which focuses on Sherlock’s younger sister, played by the Stranger Things star.
Jack Thorne, who wrote Enola Holmes, also wrote the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which, obviously, focuses on the magical goings on for Harry and his friends. (Or so I’ve heard; four years later and I’m still in the queue to buy tickets.)
I asked Helena Bonham Carter if she was aware of Jack working on a new Harry Potter project, and – if he was – would she be willing to bring back Bellatrix Lestrange.
“I’d love to reprise Bellatrix,” said Helena. “I still have her teeth in my cupboard.”
She did, however, say that – from what she knew – Jack Thorne wasn’t working on any new Harry Potter projects. (I know. I was fuming that I’d lost my clickbait too.)
Meanwhile, as Millie Bobby Brown was joining the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch and Henry Cavill in playing a member of the Holmes family, she also had to pick a superhero to play.
“I think, Princess Leia, in her own right, is a superhero,” said Millie, saying that she’d quite like to play the Star Wars heroine in a future role.
If only Millie Bobby Brown had any experience whatsoever in using a mystical force-like power in any of her previous works. Sigh.