David Cameron is "not very Conservative", according to the actress and family friend Helena Bonham Carter.
"I mean, he’s not a right-wing person. If he was in America, he’d be a Democrat" she added.
Cameron, she said, also had a "hilarious sense of humour, which nobody really knows about". She said she was "amazed" when he became prime minister, quickly adding that she meant it "not in a bad way".
Bonham Carter later contacted the Sunday TImes to express concern that she "landed my friend Dave in the shit through careless use of words".
She told the paper: "I worried about 'He’s not very conservative' being slung back at him like a boomerang from some back bench."