Leave it to a Brit to spill the best tea.
Helena Bonham Carter was on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” when she was asked to spill the tea on her co-stars, including “Ocean’s 8” partner-in-crime Rihanna.
“She’s a goddess. She looks extraordinary. She is a goddess. Could never understand what she said though. We speak totally different languages, but I loved her,” she dishes about the accent barrier, “and she’s amazing to look at — really good actress too, and then she’s a great designer.”
The actress recently joined season 3 of “The Crown” as Princess Margaret opposite Olivia Colman, who takes on the role of Queen Elizabeth II. Naturally, Carter only had the nicest things to say about the Oscar winner who impressed her with her ability to shed tears.
“Very big heart,” she describes Colman. “Niagara, in her capacity for crying. She’s extraordinary, but she feels everything. There’s nobody like her — with no tear duct like her, actually. Extraordinary.”
Carter has worked with some of the best in the business over the years with roles in the “Harry Potter” franchise, “Fight Club”, and “The King’s Speech”.
Calling Brad Pitt an “absolute gentleman,” Carter said there’s not really much tea to spill when it comes to the actor: “He looks like if he swallowed the sun. He’s just such a good thing on the exterior and the interior.”
Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, also gets high praise from the actress who cites his considerate nature among his best qualities.
“He’s got nice manners, too. He loves poems, and he writes them. He also quotes poems,” she reveals. “He’s really handy because I like my tea and my coffee and my Diet Coke and things, and he’d hold them all for me. So he was really helpful.”
Giving a balanced answer about Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”, Carter prefaced her take by telling Stephen Colbert how much she loves him.
“Colin I love dearly, but he talks too much,” she explains, prompting Colbert to take a big sip from his teacup. “Because it was ironic he was playing, basically, Princess Margaret’s father, who obviously had problems with speech, hence, you know, he had a stammer… So the only way I knew when we were actually filming was Colin stopped talking. And I’d go like, ‘Why? Oh, we must be filming! He stopped!'”
The actress saved her hottest tea for her “Sweeney Todd” and “Les Miserables” co-star Sacha Baron Cohen.
Hesitating before answering, Carter says, “He needs attention, doesn’t he?” in response to Colbert’s story about Cohen showing up for a dinner party at George Clooney’s house with a 45-lb. wheel of cheese.
“He has emotional issues,” she adds, taking a sip as Colbert responds, “That is what we call spilling the tea.”