“It was at the G’Day USA gala where Helen was being honoured, and right before I met her I’d had to go on stage and give a speech about her,” the 26-year-old tells the Weekly.
“I was terrified. I’d fallen in love with her and she was my hero. I just spent the whole time thinking, ‘Oh, you do hold your hand like that’, or, ‘You do put your shoulder like that’, and it was like I was some really crazy stalker that had just spent months learning everything about her. I had to keep remembering that she didn’t know me.”
Until starring in the biopic, Tilda had acted in a handful of films, including Hotel Mumbai and coming-of-age movie 52 Tuesdays – and says playing the role was both daunting and enlightening.
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