Quirky is definitely one word that always springs to mind when we hear the name Helena Bonham Carter, so we’re not surprised that she’s getting naked to save the fish.
“The King’s Speech” star has thrown her support behind the Blue Marine Foundation, a British nonprofit that works to save marine life.
She is the newest celebrity face of Fishlove, a provocative photographic campaign that promotes sustainable fishing around the world.
Many of the stars have posed naked, like the stars of PETA’s famous “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign. But the British folks are posing with fish.
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In one of Carter’s photos she’s holding a humungous Bigeye tuna in her lap, her naked legs wrapped around it.
She says she was more nervous about touching the fish than she was about taking off her clothes.
“I'm actually very phobic about fish so when Greta (Scacchi) asked me to be photographed naked with a 27kg tuna I was more worried about touching it than getting my kit off,” she told British media.
“Having said that, I conquered my fears and by the end of the morning we'd truly bonded. He will be my Valentine.”
She’s probably not kidding. She broke up with director Tim Burton in December.
Carter followed up the photo shoot with a visit to the House of Commons on Wednesday, where she implored politicians to create more fish refuges in the British Overseas Territories.
“We all have a responsibility to try and return our world to the next generation in the state we inherited it in, not worse,” she said. “It would be a sad thing if in our dotage we'd be describing a tuna fish to our grandchildren like we do a dodo today.”
She’ll get to wear clothes in her next movie role as the Fairy Godmother in Kenneth Branagh's live adaptation of Disney's “Cinderella.”