Tim Burton embraces kooky characters his mind creates

Washington: Tim Burton has admitted that he gave up going for “psychotherapy,” as he found out that it was pointless to get rid of the characters from his movies out of his mind. The 53-year-old filmaker himself has given up trying to figure out what goes on in his crazy and creative, yet occasionally nonsensical mind.

“It is best not to analyze it, I had my years of psychotherapy and I just decided to stop. There is no point anymore,” Burton has told a news channel while promoting ‘Dark Shadows’.

“It’s more about the joy of doing it, seeing where something goes ... You have an idea and seeing organically where it takes you,” he added.

The famed director said that each character he creates becomes a permanent part of his ever-evolving persona.

“I try to personalize every character that I deal with – you have to find something. I have some Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd and Beetlejuice, they are all in there unfortunately,” he said.

Based on the gothic soap opera of the same name, ‘Dark Shadows’ stars his long-time collaborator Johnny Depp as 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins, and Michelle Pfeiffer as his reclusive cousin, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.


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