Staple crazy character actor Helena Bonham Carter opened up to Sci Fi Wire about her role in McG's Terminator: Salvation. And guess what? She plays kind of a nutty character. Apparently she was a last-minute replacement for Tilda Swinton. Click through for slightly spoilery details on H.B.C.'s newest loon character, and to find out about Tim Burton's secret influence over the Terminator franchise. "I kind of play a baddie, definitely a baddie," Bonham Carter told Sci Fi Wire. "I don't know how much I'm allowed to say, but I'm a very bad person."Known for her bonkers female characters of the past (and this being one of the darkest movies Carter's been connected to) this Terminator is shaping out to be an intriguing look at a darker future for humanity.
"Tim [Burton] would have killed me if I hadn't done it, because he's such a Terminator fan," Bonham Carter said, referring to her longtime partner and director on such films as Planet of the Apes. "I've been in big movies before, like Apes, and Fight Club was big in a different way, and Charlie [and the Chocolate Factory] and Sweeney Todd were big, but I've never been in this kind of big popcorn action movie, a male one, an action one."[Sci Fi ]