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|Question:||How did you and Helena meet?|
|Tim Burton:||It was on Planet Of The Apes (in summer 2000), but I never really saw the real Helena, because she was always covered in make-up and hair. I didn’t hang out with the apes too much (laughs).|
|I think I only saw her as herself twice, but I guess that was enough. I could see she was beautiful under all that stuff. So we didn’t start seeing each other until after the film. And then it just happened.|
|Question:||What was so appealing about Helena when you first met?|
|Tim Burton:||She’s very funny and bright and sexy and I really just connected to her. And I was honestly surprised, as I wasn’t expecting it, but that’s always good in life when you’re not expecting something.|
|It’s also nice to be with someone who’s already been through all this showbiz stuff. She’s got a gravity to her that’s really nice and that I can relate to. And I think she’s like me in that she’s also misperceived a little – people think of her one way but she’s actually quite different. But then we’re all that way, aren’t we?|