Bonham Carter finds housework therapeutic

The Alice In Wonderland star, who has two kids with director Tim Burton, uses her housework to relieve tension and admits she finds doing chores and acting in films more helpful than seeing a psychologist.

She says, “I’ve discovered the therapy of cleaning. I used to be retarded domestically but now I understand that if you put your house in order, it gets your head in order as well. I know all about (cleaning product) Cillit Bang, which I use on the cooker.

“I’ve done therapy and it was helpful, but with acting I dream every day, scream and get the tensions out. And you’re paid for that rather than paying for a therapist.”