English rose Helena Bonham Carter is delighted with boyfriend Tim Burton's burgeoning relationship with their baby boy Billy Ray.

The PLANET OF THE APES star gave birth to their first child in October (03), and is impressed by her wacky partner's unusually paternal skills.

Helena enthuses, "Tim is really touching with him. He does these staring matches, and Billy Ray just stares back.

"He's really fascinated by his father - well, I'm not surprised.

"And I like that Tim talks to him all the time. He speaks to him like he's an adult already."

12/01/2004 17:28