New mother Helena Bonham Carter is considering retiring from acting for good, following the birth of first child Billy Ray.

The Fight Club actress - whose had her first child with her film director Tim Burton partner in October (03) - is finding motherhood such an incredible experience she fears she may never be able to return to the big screen.

She says, "Will having a baby change the way I work? Of course. I can't even conceive of working again ever.

"I can't even speak, I have no brain. I have breath - but no brain. Everyone who's a parent knows that it does change everything.

"So I'm still in the sort of shock stage and I can't conceive of doing anything else apart from just feeding him."

05/01/2004 18:04