It's not every day a big-time celebrity admits they need advice on how to raise their kids.
But that's exactly what one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses--she's not only reprising her sinister role in the new Harry Potter movie, but there's a very good chance she'll be up for two Oscars next year--recently told us.
Read on to find out who we're talking about and why she feels she needs parenting lessons for the two kids she has with her longtime boyfriend...
"I'm not working right now," says Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Bellatrix Lestrange in four of the Potter flicks. "I need to be a mom. It's much harder being a mom than an actress."
Bonham Carter and Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton have a 7-year-old son, Billy Raymond, and a daughter, Nell, who turns 3 next month.
"I'm taking parenting classes," Bonham Carter explains. "You know, no one taught me what to do."
Calling the classes "fun," Bonham Carter says, "They're teaching me some really interesting things, like it's not your job to know everything...You've got to get them to think for themselves.
"What a relief," she adds. "I don't have to know everything."
Hmmm, wonder if she could have a talk with some other Hollywood moms and dads? We can certainly think of a few who could probably use some parenting classes.