The actress collaborated with the director once again on new movie 'Dark Shadows' and Helena insists she has the utmost respect for Tim - with whom she has two children, Billy, eight, and four-year-old Nell.
When asked if she had a behind-the-scenes hero while shooting the vampire movie, she laughed to BANG Showbiz: ''My boyfriend ... Tim Burton!''
The 45-year-old actress and Tim, 53, walked a special purple carpet together at the UK premiere of 'Dark Shadows' at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square last night (09.05.12).
She said: ''It was really fun to make! I love all the teeth. I've always been into teeth, the whole vampire teeth and Johnny had these special teeth that were really fun.''