Um…what just happened? Is she really posing naked with a large tuna fish?

Standard – Helena Bonham Carter says she was more scared of the fish than of stripping off when she agreed to pose naked with a large tuna.

The star of The King’s Speech, A Room With A View and Harry Potter revealed that she is fish-phobic — but still agreed to be the latest volunteer to bare all  to highlight the threat to ocean life from overfishing.

Bonham Carter, 48, was asked to get involved by her friend Greta Scacchi, who was photographed with a cod in the first of a series of images by different photographers, entitled Fishlove.

In the latest shoot, Bonham Carter worked with photographer John Swannell. She said: “I’m actually very phobic about fish so when Greta asked me to be photographed naked with a 27kg tuna I was more worried about touching it than getting my kit off. Having said that, I conquered my fears and by the end of the morning we’d truly bonded. He will be my Valentine.”

The actress, who last year split up with film director Tim Burton, spoke today before a meeting at the House of Commons, where 100 conservation charities were calling on ministers to declare more marine reserves in the British Overseas Territories.

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