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Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor | Helena Bonham Carter

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UpdatePosted 10/16/2013 05:45PM

Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor

Originally posted 10/16/2013 11:00AM

Playing Elizabeth Taylor had its sparkling perks for Helena Bonham Carter, who stars as the diamond-loving film icon in Burton and Taylor.

And they came from real-life partner Tim Burton.

"I had my birthday during [filming] so I cost him a lot of money," Bonham Carter said at a recent roundtable event with reporters. "It's funny how things educate you. I'm not really that interested in jewels. But I got a few jewels off ... [my] Elizabeth Taylor phase."

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