London: Helena Bonham Carter admitted that she is ‘too lazy’ to tie the knot to her long-term partner Tim Burton, as she went topless, dressed as a white swan, for a quirky new shoot for a magazine.
The 45-year-old actress said that despite having two children, Billy, eight, and four-year-old Nell, with Burton - her partner of 11 years, the pair are unlikely to get hitched.
“We’re not [married], actually. Not through any kind of ... Through laziness, really,” the Daily Mail quoted her as telling the magazine.
However, Carter was quick to insist that just because the pair, who famously live in adjoining houses, aren’t legally married, it doesn’t mean their relationship isn’t serious.
“Our houses are married. It is very good to have. You definitely need your space,” she said.
Carter and Burton have worked on seven movies together and the actress thinks it is important that she gets to see him work otherwise she would worry about the filmmaker’s stress levels and unhappiness when he came home in the evenings.
“He is very stressed. Directors are. The stress level - it’s a battle. I mean everything that can go wrong goes wrong,” she said.
“But then again, what’s great about working with Tim - when you’re involved with him - is that I get to see that on set, he’s having fun.
But if I didn’t get to go on set, I’d think he was suicidal for six months. I love seeing him work. It’s a really good thing. It’s very healthy to do, every so often,” she said.
The Dark Shadows star insists she would be ‘insane’ if she turned down any roles she is offered by Burton because she thinks he is a ‘genius’, though there are also practical reasons for their frequent collaborations.
“It makes sense for me. I’ve got two children with the man. It doesn’t make any sense to be going around the other side of the world and doing some other thing,” she said.
“It’s Tim Burton. He’s a genius. You can’t turn him down just because you go out with him and have two children together. It would be insane. It would be positively wrong, and stupid,” she added.