We’re getting our very first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman in the upcoming film, “Dark Shadows,” and it’s adorable. The film stars Johnny Depp and Eva Green and is based on the television show 1966-1971 gothic soap opera of the same name.
Dr. Julia Hoffman is the live-in psychiatrist to Michelle Pfeiffer‘s Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the family matriarch. The character has been played by a number of actresses over the years, including Grayson Hall, Barbara Steele and Kelly Hu. In the show, she was originally one of the vampire Barnabus Collins (Depp), but became one of his biggest allies.
Are you guys looking forward to this film? Have you ever seen the original show or the nineties remake? We weren’t too jazzed by the first picture of Barnabus, but this one is pretty darn cute. We love Carter and we can’t wait to see what level of crazy she brings to the role. “Dark Shadows” will hit theaters on May 11th, 2012.