Picks and Pans Review: Spotlight On...Helena Bonham Carter
updated 12/03/2001 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/03/2001 AT 01:00 AM EST
First step: meeting Tim Burton, 43, who directed her in last summer's Planet of the Apes. They started dating in October after he broke up with his longtime girlfriend Lisa Marie, 33. It was hardly love at first sight, since in the film Bonham Carter wore a latex simian suit and huge false teeth. The actress's smile didn't win anyone over on the set of Novocaine either. To get into character, she arrived at the shoot wearing gnarly fake choppers. (She used more subtle dentures in the movie.) "I was not a fan of the funny teeth," says Martin. "They were frightening. Everybody started [singing], I Am the Walrus.' "