BBC America’s ‘Burton & Taylor’ Trailer: See Helena Bonham Carter Channel Elizabeth Taylor

“I hope I didn’t hurt you, did I, Richard?”

Helena Bonham Carter almost whispers that line at the end of the explosive Burton & Taylor trailer from BBC America. The upcoming television event looks dark, intense and like a can’t miss movie from the promo. Carter is deliciously good at playing Taylor’s soft side, but she has no problems showing her claws either. For his part Dominic West appears to be the perfect sparring partner to bring the complex lovers to life for the small screen.

Set during the couples’ critically scorned 1983 on-stage reunion for Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” the movie will document the very public chaos that went on behind-the-scenes. Check out the trailer below. What do you think of Carter’s take on Taylor?

Burton & Taylor premieres Wednesday, October 16th at 9/8c on BBC America.