Helena Bonham Carter makes dating decisions based on advice from a handwriting expert.
The actress has admitted to consulting a graphologist to help her vet potential boyfriends.
When discussing her preparation for the role as actress Noelle Gordon in Nolly - an upcoming miniseries about the late legendary, trailblazing British soap star - Bonham Carter, said: "I got my graphologist to look at her handwriting.
"It looks almost backward. It’s absolutely so uptight and controlled, but with a big flourish.
"She was so presented as a public figure. The rigid posture, the red hair, which was fake…”
Asked if she uses her graphologist to analyse people she dates, The Crown star, who shares children Billy, 19, and Nell, 15, with ex-boyfriend Tim Burton, said: “Oh yes, I have with all of them.”
When pressed about whether the handwriting expert had "warned [her] off" anyone, she added to The Times magazine: “Yes, but too late.
"The writing was literally on the wall for one of them."
The actress, who is in a relationship with art historian Rye Dag Holmboe, continued: "I always check [potential partners] with my graphologist, my aunt and the nannies. Very useful..."
The Hollywood star, also known for roles in Harry Potter, Fight Club and Sweeney Todd, said that at an early age she “decided to be confident” and was “much wiser than I am now”.
“I was very under confident at 11. So when I went to senior school, I thought, ‘This is the time you can reinvent yourself – and if you project a different self, people will believe in that’.”
She added: “I was quite wise then. I promise you: I was much, much wiser then than I am now.”