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Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney's return trip to Lewis Carroll's nonsensical Wonderland, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," opening Friday, the two-time Oscar nominee reprises her role as the bombastic, egomaniacal Red Queen, who tries to thwart Alice (Mia Wasikowska) as she travels back in time to try to save Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter.

On a recent afternoon in Los Angeles, we spoke to Bonham Carter about standing apart in homogenized Hollywood, working with frequent collaborator and longtime partner Tim Burton, from whom she separated in 2014, turning...

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