Kooky British actress Helena Bonham Carter adores her parents so much she lived with them until she was 30.

The PLANET OF THE APES star eventually had to force herself to leave the nest.

She explains, "I'm very close to my parents. They're extraordinary.

"I lived at home for many years, but I got to 30 and thought, 'You've got to move out soon or you'll be still here when you're menopausal!'"

13/07/2003 20:50