Helena Bonham Carter sounded off on cancel tradition and defended friends Johnny Depp and J.Okay. Rowling. Although she agrees there is no manner again for some #MeToo perpetrators — like Kevin Spacey — the English actress stated Depp has been “vindicated” after his defamation trial in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard.
“Do you ban a genius for their sexual practices? There would be millions of people who if you looked closely enough at their personal life you would disqualify them. You can’t ban people. I hate cancel culture. It has become quite hysterical and there’s a kind of witch-hunt and a lack of understanding,” Bonham Carter instructed The Times U.Okay.
Bonham Carter, who’s labored with “canceled” filmmakers, together with Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski and Woody Allen, believes there is a manner again for some individuals.
“I don’t think there is for someone like Kevin Spacey,” Bonham Carter defined. Spacey has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by greater than a dozen males. Although the Oscar-winning actor not too long ago gained his $40 million civil lawsuit, he faces felony sexual assault prices within the U.Okay.
“And Johnny certainly went through it,” Bonham Carter added of Depp. The pair have collaborated on a number of movies collectively and the actor is godfather to her and Tim Burton’s kids. “There’s something quite old-fashioned about Johnny, with these manners.”
Bonham Carter stated she believes Depp — who misplaced a 2020 libel trial within the U.Okay. involving Heard’s abuse allegations — has been “completely vindicated” by the decision within the U.S.
“I think he’s fine now. Totally fine,” she shared.
When Carter was requested if the U.S. trial between Heard and Depp was the pendulum of #MeToo swinging again, Carter replied: “My view is that [Amber] got on that pendulum. That’s the problem with these things — that people will jump on the bandwagon because it’s the trend and to be the poster girl for it.”
Carter, who performed Bellatrix Lestrange within the Harry Potter movies, appeared outraged when discussing the therapy of J.Okay. Rowling.
“It’s horrendous, a load of bollocks. I think she has been hounded,” Bonham Carter declared. The Harry Potter writer has stirred controversy lately for her feedback on the transgender group.
“It’s been taken to the extreme, the judgmentalism of people. She’s allowed her opinion, particularly if she’s suffered abuse. Everybody carries their own history of trauma and forms their opinions from that trauma and you have to respect where people come from and their pain,” Bonham Carter added. “You don’t all have to agree on everything — that would be insane and boring. She’s not meaning it aggressively, she’s just saying something out of her own experience.”
Bonham Carter didn’t criticize her Harry Potter co-stars — Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint — for publicly talking out in opposition to Rowling.
“I won’t say [they are ungrateful]. Personally I feel they should let her have her opinions, but I think they’re very aware of protecting their own fan base and their generation,” she stated. “It’s hard. One thing with the fame game is that there’s an etiquette that comes with it; I don’t agree with talking about other famous people.”
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