Helena Bonham Carter’s prosthetic makeup for The Witch took five hours to apply. “I was pregnant throughout filming, so it was weird being a pregnant witch,” the actress reflected. “I had morning sickness, so all those fumes and the make-up and the rubber…it was hideous.”
Helen McCrory was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange, but due to pregnancy she had to be replaced by Helena Bonham Carter. McCrory was later cast as Narcissa Malfoy, who is Bellatrix’s sister, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
“It’s really enchanting. It’s such a nice life and we have fun. Tim is a great find. I think our sensibilities go well together. He is dynamic and funny, and we are soulmates.”
-Helena Bonham Carter