Helena Bonham Carter Predicts 'Catastrophe' for Her Oscars Look

02/09/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Helena Bonham Carter on Her Golden Globes Dress and ShoesZuma

Helena Bonham Carter may have had her share of red carpet controversies, but you have to hand it to the Oscar-nominated actress for always having fun with fashion. After stepping out at last month’s Golden Globes in mismatched shoes, can we expect a similarly eclectic look for the Academy Awards? At this point, it’s anybody’s guess –- including her own! “I have no idea, really. It’s going to probably be a catastrophe,” the King’s Speech star told PEOPLE at the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon in L.A. earlier this week. “It’s right up to the last minute that it can go wrong at any time. I can be going for something quite [classy] and suddenly at the last minute go off piece. So we’ll see. It’s a mystery to me, actually.” For someone who enjoys fantasy and “putting unlikely things together,” we’re quite confident that whatever Bonham Carter ends up wearing will create some serious fashion buzz. One thing the English actress can predict for Hollywood’s glitziest night of the year? “I promise you, I’ll wear the same color shoes.” – Hana Choi ; reporting by Michelle Ward

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Niki on

Love her! I hope she wears something neon. Bright and crazy!

LJ on

Good. For once we have a celebrity who doesn’t taker herself (or her wardrobe) too seriously!

Jon on

Hahahah, so funny, can’t wait to see what she does, though! Also, I’m so thrilled James Franco will be on 2 New Episodes of General Hospital on February 25th and 28th, loved The new PHOTOS as well, glad he has enjoyed playing the mysterious Franco on the Show, etc.

A-M on

Whatever she’ll wear will be awesome. It always is because it’s her. I personally loved the mismatched shoes. Anyway, I can’t wait to see what she’ll do. I wish I could pull anything off with as mush style as she can.

Victoria on

I think she is brilliant. Love her no matter what she wears. Can’t wait to see it. :)

D Duning on

Don’t care what she wears, I just wish she’d chose something more flattering – that doesn’t make her look frumpy because she’s beautiful.

MVFan on

Whatever she wears, she will be adorable! She is a unique person with a very unique style. I’m tired of reading criticisms about her fashion choices and love that she is confident enough to be her own person. It’s always fun to see what she’ll come up with. Amazing actress!

Brooke on

Love her! And I think it’s great that she doesn’t care about being a red carpet darling. It’s sad that most actresses today are more concerned with being fashion plates instead of developing a good body of work. Nobody cared what Jill Clayburgh, Jessica Walter, and countless other fantastic actresses wore when they were her age.

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