Helena Bonham Carter is relishing her new role as a mother.
The actress, who lives with American director Tim Burton, gave birth to a son, Billy, two months ago.
“It’s like an explosion of heart, love, everything – and it’s extraordinary,” the petite, dark-haired English beauty told reporters in New York.
“It’s changed everything. Everybody told me it would and of course, I didn’t really listen, and there’s no real way of describing it.”
Helena, 37, who is currently on screen in Burton’s fantasy-fable Big Fish, in which she co-stars with fellow Brits Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney, said: “I’m in the early days of motherhood at the moment and I am very obviously breast-feeding, so I live from feed to feed. It is all-consuming – but I wouldn’t ever try to put the baby back.”