I remember one journalist wrote, ‘She has an over-large bum’. Over-large bum? It was a man, of course. I thought ‘Fuck him’. He was a bit of a fucker. If I see him, I’ll thump him. Another said I had no neck and the other day a journalist asked me if I was anorexic. I said, “To my knowledge I haven’t been throwing up, but frankly given those remarks I wouldn’t blame myself.
—  Helena Bonham Carter, Premiere UK magazine, 1997.