Emma Thompson has forgiven Helena Bonham Carter for allegedly having an affair with her ex-husband.
The Saving Mr. Banks
star, who ended her marriage with Kenneth Branagh in 1995 amid rumors he had a fling with Helena on the set of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
, has revealed their issues are ''all blood under the bridge'' and thinks the Lone Ranger
actress, who is now married to director Tim Burton, is a ''wonderful woman.''
The 54-year-old British actress told the UK's Sunday Times
newspaper: ''You can't hold on to anything like that. I just think . . . pfft. It's pointless. I haven't got the energy for it. Helena and I made our peace years and years ago.''
She added: ''Oh we are [alike]. Being slightly mad and a bit fashion-challenged.
Perhaps that's why Ken loved us both. She's a wonderful woman, Helena.''
Emma, who has a daughter, Gia, 13, and an adopted son, Tindyebwa Agaba, 26, with her husband Greg Wise, also admitted personal heartbreak has helped make her a better actress.
She said: ''I've had so much bloody practice at crying in a bedroom, then having to go out and be cheerful, gathering up the pieces of my heart and putting them in a drawer.''