Carter Too Jewish For Jewish Role

British actress HELENA BONHAM CARTER stunned director PAUL WEILAND with her Jewish accent on the set of their new movie SIXTY SIX and even had to be asked to tone down her impersonation The PLANET OF THE APES actress, who has Austrian Jewish roots, stars as social-climber ESTHER REUBEN in the British film and reveals it wasn't hard to do because of her family upbringing She says, "People always think I'm indelibly English, but actually I was brought up in Golders Green (north west London) and there's tons of Jewish blood on my mother's side " Of her role as Mrs Reuben, Carter laughs, "I was off-the-Richter-scale Jewish I sounded like MAUREEN LIPMAN (of THE PIANIST fame)!"


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