Helena Bonham Carter taking tap dancing lessons
Helena Bonham Carter has fulfilled a New Year's resolution after signing up for tap dance lessons.
The Alice in Wonderland star made a vow at the start of 2012 to enrol in a class, and now she reveals she has finally hit the dance studio.
She tells Interview magazine, "The great thing about our job is that it makes us do stuff we're naturally too lazy to do. I'm proud of myself that I'm finally doing tap lessons. That was a New Year's resolution. I thought, 'Just do it! When are you going to make the time?'"
But the actress admits she prefers to spend time with her two kids when she has a rare day off, adding, "(In my free time I) learn to tap dance. Do something with children. Bond. Remind them, 'Hello, I am your mother.' The free time is spent with the children, really...
"I think if you've got a child, you've got to show them how to love life and what the good things to do are... I love that. And I love what I get back from them, which is imagination and play."