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Helen Mirren worried she'd sold out with RED role

Helen Mirren worried she'd sold out with RED role

Jul 31 2013, 12:17am CDT | by Bang Movies

Dame Helen Mirren worried she'd ''sold out'' by starring in 'RED'. The Oscar-winning actress admits she was reluctant to sign up for the role of gun-wielding assassin Victoria in the action movie -...

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Helen Mirren worried she'd sold out with RED role

Jul 31 2013, 12:17am CDT | by Bang Movies

Dame Helen Mirren worried she'd ''sold out'' by starring in 'RED'.

The Oscar-winning actress admits she was reluctant to sign up for the role of gun-wielding assassin Victoria in the action movie - a role she reprises in 'RED 2' - because people are so used to seeing her in more refined films such as 'The Queen'.

She told BANG Showbiz: ''I was a little bit, 'Ooh, are people going to sort of think I've sold out actually?' to be quite honest with you. I thought maybe people would think I've sold out in a way. And then, of course, I realised how utterly stupid that was and how it was an incredible opportunity to do something I've never done before. And then I loved every minute and couldn't wait to come back for the second time around.''

The 68-year-old star reveals that she decided to take on the role in order to ''mix it up'' and have some fun following her dramatic portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, which earned her the coveted Best Actress award.

She explained: ''I do try and all I try to do is mix it up a couple of times and the penny drops. As far as 'RED' was concerned, I realised that was the perfect opportunity for me to mix it up. I was just coming off from doing the first 'Queen' movie, and it was sort of brilliant to just jump in the opposite direction.''

'RED 2' is in cinemas on August 2.

Source: Bang Movies

 
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John Goodman In Talks For Trumbo

Jul 30 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He may co-star with Bryan Cranston & Helen MirrenThey may not have shared any scenes, but Bryan Cranston and John Goodman were both great in Argo. Now they may get the chance to shine together as director Jay Roach has Goodman in talks for a role in Trumbo, which Cranston is locked to star in alongside Helen Mirren.It’ll be based on the experiences of Trumbo, who was locked up in 1950 for refusing to answer questions before the notor ...
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Charlotte Le Bon Talks THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, Robert Zemeckis’ THE WALK, How She Got Into Acting, and More

Jul 30 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Collider

Opening this weekend is director Lasse Hallström’s (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey.  The story centers on the Kadam family, who set up an Indian restaurant in a small village in the south of France, unknowingly beginning a rivalry with the nearby classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren).  However, this rivalry eventually turns into friendship as the two e ...
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Director Lasse Hallström and Producer Juliet Blake Talk THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, Stylistic Differences from CHOCOLAT, and More

Jul 29 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Collider

Lasse Hallström’s filmmaking style and sensibility are a perfect match for The Hundred-Foot Journey, a delightful story with a powerful message directed from a screenplay written by Steven Knight based on Richard C. Morais’ best-selling novel.  In a quaint village in the south of France, a heated battle erupts when a colorful new Indian restaurant opens directly across the street from a traditional establ ...
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How Segel got in 'Sex Tape' shape

Jul 18 2014 7:13am CDT | Source: cnn

How Jason Segel got in shape for "Sex Tape," "Ouija" hits the big screen, and Helen Mirren's French fantasy! ...
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The Hundred-Foot Journey: Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey Talk Collaboration

Jul 9 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The Hundred-Foot Journey stars Helen Mirren as the head of a famous French bistro in the South of France that is doing fantastically. Then, the Kadam family moves to the area from their native India and opens up an Indian restaurant across the street. The Maison Mumbai challenges Mirren’s Le Saule Pleureur, even with its Michelin-starred pedigree, and its head is none too happy, as teased in The Hundred-Foot Journey trailer.   The film is based on the book by Richard C. Mora ...
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Dead in Game of Thrones - What Are They Up to Next?

Jun 18 2014 5:56am CDT | Source: movie pilot

SPOILER WARNING!Valar Morghulis - all men must die! While this Bravosian idiom turned out to be especially true in the fourth season of Game of Thrones, dying in a hit television show has one upside... at least for the actor playing the deceased. You tend to get plenty of juicy roles in the aftermath.As we thought you might miss some of the faces that didn't manage to weather the massacre, we prepared this little list. Showcased are the actors who won ...
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