- People are always looking for unique ways to figure out if they are with the right partner.
- Celebrities are not exempt from this behaviour, like actor Helena Bonham Carter who calls upon the people she trusts most to vet her potential boyfriends.
- She even has a graphologist analyse prospective partners' handwriting.
Actor Helena Bonham Carter - who has children Billy and Nell with former partner Tim Burton - and is in a relationship with art historian Rye Dag Holmboe, has shared her unique approach to dating.
The Nolly actor gets a group of people she trusts to vet her potential boyfriends. These people include her family, the children's nanny and a graphologist.
"I got my graphologist to look at her handwriting - it looks almost backward. It's absolutely so uptight and controlled, but with a big flourish. She was so presented as a public figure - The rigid posture, the red hair - which was fake," She said when discussing preparing to play Noelle Gordon in 'Nolly'.
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When asked if she asks a graphologist to analyse the relevant handwriting that comes her way, including the people she dates, Helena replies, "Oh yes, I have - with all of them."
In another interview, she was asked if the handwriting expert had warned her off anyone; she responded by saying, "Yes, but too late! The writing was literally on the wall for one of them! I always check potential partners with my graphologist, my aunt and nannies. Very useful. People who are in your home. They know."
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Meanwhile, the 56-year-old actor explained she dressed a certain way as a teenager to avoid being sexualised and disguise the parts of her body she disliked.
"I dressed Victorian. I wasn't mad on my thighs and my lower half. My brother's nickname for me was PB 'Prominent Bum'. Long skirts cover it all. It's a bit like Frida Kahlo. You end up inventing your armour because you're hiding something, which in fact, then becomes your virtue."