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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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Old man my ass! 100DaysInFilm #32

Sep 2 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Frank, I never thought I'd say this again. I'm getting the pig!I love love love this film so much! I am watching this film as we speak as i have seen it loads of times. One of my favourite and most recent films of Bruce Willis and John Malkovich that i love, but we do also love their classics as well COME ON NOW!RED stands for Retired and Extremely Dangerous. Bruce Willis is Frank Moses an Ex-Retired black-ops CIA Agent who is being targeted by the ...
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News Bits: Batman, Ant-Man, Captain, Fast, Wars

Aug 11 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Following some rough set videos over the weekend, Page Six has released some good quality photos of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne filming scenes for Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Click here to access the full gallery. Ant-Man "Ant-Man" director Peyton Reed confirms that one element of the comics making the transition in the upcoming Marvel film is Scott Lang's progeny: "I ...
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Sequel Bits: ‘Bond 24′, ‘Zoolander 2′, ‘Evil Dead 2′, ‘Sharknado 3′, ‘Fast & Furious’

Aug 11 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

In this edition of Sequel Bits, people talk about movies they’re doing, movies they wish they were doing, and movies they’re probably never doing. After the jump: Helen Mirren would “love” to do Fast and the Furious Daniel Radcliffe wants a cameo in Sharknado 3 Evil Dead 2 is dead, according to star Jane Levy Justin Theroux thinks Ben Stiller may helm Zoolander 2 Simon Pegg talks up Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci Rumor has it Lea Seydoux could be the next Bond girl … and Sam Smith may ...
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Producer Juliet Blake Talks THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, Putting the Project Together, Sean Connery, TED, FARSCAPE, and a Lot More

Aug 9 2014 10:47am CDT | Source: Collider

Now playing in theaters 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 establishments ...
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Weekend Movie Preview: August 8, 2014

Aug 8 2014 2:43pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

It's a busy weekend movie preview this time out, with five films opening in cinemas this second weekend of August.  Helen Mirren truly cooks in The Hundred-Foot Journey, those ninja turtles are back in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, weather is the bad guy in Into the Storm, Daniel Radcliffe tries his hand at a rom-com with What If and it's an all-star Step Up reunion in Step Up: All In. ...
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‘Hundred Foot Journey’ Producer Talks Food, Family and France

Aug 8 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: Variety

What ingredients go into a movie that’s part foodie pic and part heartwarming ode to family? A dash of Steven Spielberg, a soupcon of Oprah Winfrey, and a heaping helping of actors — including Helen Mirren and Om Puri. Stirring the batter are director Lasse Hallstrom, who last lovingly shot French pastries in “Chocolat,” and first-time ...
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Helen Mirren Caught Out By Oprah's Visit

Aug 7 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: hollywood

Dame Helen Mirren is still recovering from Oprah Winfrey's visit to her home in the south of France - because the place was a ...
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5 weeks ago

Charlotte Le Bon Talks THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, Her Favorite Food Movies and Skyping With Steven Spielberg

Aug 5 2014 10:01am CDT | Source: Collider

Charlotte Le Bon makes her American film debut in The Hundred-Foot Journey as Marguerite, a smart, quick-witted and charming sous chef in the kitchen of Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant in the south of France.  Marguerite falls under the spell of Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), a culinary ingénue for a colorful new Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai, wh ...
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