11/07/2013 19:57 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

No! Helena Bonham Carter To Take A Career Break

Why Helena? What have we done to deserve this? We can change, we promise. Don't leave! *Scrapes dignity off floor*

Yup, it's true. Helena Bonham Carter is quitting Hollywood and skipping Tinsel Town! Well, she's taking a break. The actress and walking-talking-film-institution told The Telegraph she's planning on stepping out of the spotlight to spend more time with her family.

helena bonham carter career break

"Juggling motherhood with acting is hard and I'm dropping all the balls at the same time," she told the newspaper at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards. "You always feel like you're doing everything badly."

Helena, who has two children (Billy, 10, and Nell, six) with long-term boyfriend Tim Burton, has been a firm fixture on the silver screen and the red carpet since the early Eighties and we're not sure what we'll do in her absence.

Casting our eyes over the celebrity scene we've spotted a few Helena understudies who could potentially step into her shoes while she's away (be warned Helena wannabes, those Vivienne Westwood shoes are pretty hard to fill).