Helena Bonham Carter doesn't want career to end
Jan 21, 2013, 9:04 GMT
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter worries receiving a lifetime achievement award signals the end of her career.
The 'Les Miserables' actress - who was honoured with the Dilys Powell Award at last night's London Critics Circle Film Awards (20.01.13) for her outstanding career in film - hopes that receiving the honour won't mean the end of great roles.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the awards ceremony in London's May Fair Hotel, she said: 'I just hope I carry on getting [great roles]. The only thing about getting this kind of award is it's a lifetime achievement award, and maybe it's a hint to stop. I just want another good job.'
The 46-year-old star revealed that the award was extra special as it meant she had won the approval of critics, who, she admits, actors notoriously dislike.
She said: 'It's very nice to be honoured by critics because they're our bÃªte noires. We [actors] all hate critics because we always think they hate us, and then you get a nice one! Because they echo your own inner critic, I think that's why they hold so much importance or you give so much credence to them. It's nice to get an award rather than a bad review.'
Although she has starred in more than 70 films - including iconic roles in the 'Harry Potter' series, 'The King's Speech' and 'Great Expectations' - the mother-of-two insists its too difficult to pick her favourite role, because it would be 'like choosing a favourite child'.
She added, however: 'I loved doing Mrs. Lovett ['Sweeney Todd'] - she was great.'
Other stars who attended the awards ceremony included Emily Blunt, Samantha Barks, Tom Holland and Toby Jones.
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