As of writing, Hot Topic is mourning the separation of Tim Burton and his mistress of darkness, Helena Bonham Carter.
This wasn’t actually surprising. They had been living apart for over a year. What’s interesting is the timing of the announcement. Why now?
Burton’s film Big Eyes (starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz) opened on Christmas day, two days after Carter’s rep confirmed the split with PEOPLE. There hasn’t been a lot of hype around the film, so maybe this was a last minute push? Although I don’t see how their breakup would make anyone want to watch it.
Personally I want to see it. It’d be refreshing to see a Burton film without being punched in the face by CGI. Also, I need to hear Waltz’s American accent. This should be interesting.