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Helena Bonham Carter dreams of 'Little House on the Prairie' movie


If two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter could have her way, she'd make her home in Walnut Grove, Minn. -- in the cinematic sense, that is.

In a recent, U.S. exclusive interview for "The Lone Ranger," Bonham Carter told me how she was in love with the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" growing up in England, and how she plans to introduce her young daughter to the "Little House" experience.

"Honestly, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls in my childhood. I was desperate to be Half Pint," Bonham Carter said. "I watched it all the time. I can't wait until Nell gets older so I can force feed her the 'Little House' books."

In fact, Bonham Carter not so long ago even went so far as to concoct a plan for a movie that included another famous star.

"I had a joke with Michelle Pfeiffer working on 'Dark Shadows,'" Bonham Carter recalled. "I said we could do a grown-up version of 'Little House,' and she said she was going be Nellie, and I was going to be Half Pint -- all grown up with braces and pig-tails."

"Little House on the Prairie," of course, ran on NBC from 1974 to 1983, starring Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls and Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls, aka Half Pint. Alison Arngrim also starred as Laura's antagonist, Nellie Oleson.

In "The Lone Ranger," Bonham Carter stars as Old West Madam Red Harrington opposite Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as Tonto. The film is director by "Pirates of the Caribbean" helmer Gore Verbinski.

Bonham Carter recently joined the cast of Walt Disney upcoming live-action movie version of "Cinderella," in which she'll play the Fairy Godmother.

Read my full interview with Helena Bonham Carter here.

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