In preparation for their roles in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes, cast members were asked to attend several weeks of 'Ape School,' where they were taught basic walks and the differences between primates (orangutans have a waddling walk, and they like to hang from things). The most helpful tip for Helena Bonham Carter? "Think of a nappy [a diaper] that was full between your legs," she advised, "and you didn't want to spill it!"
[Bonham Carter (the star of The Wings of the Dove, Howards End, and A Room With A View) once poked fun of her role as the poster child for Merchant-Ivory productions: "I should get a few ribs taken out, because I'll be in a corset for the rest of my life." (Entertainment Weekly)]