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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.

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Scott Producing "3001: The Final Odyssey"

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Syfy has announced that it is set to adapt Arthur C. Clarke's 1997 novel "3001: The Final Odyssey" into a miniseries which Ridley Scott will executive produce. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and "I, Frankenstein" scribe Stuart Beattie will adapt the work. Clarke penned four novels in his 'Odyssey' series starting with 1968's "2001: A Space Odyssey" which became the famous Stanley Kubrick film which is still consider ...
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News Bits: Eye, Man, Witch, Jem, Exodus

Oct 24 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Eye in the Sky The first photos are out from Gavin Hood's drone drama "Eye In The Sky". Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen are currently filming the project in South Africa. The thriller follows the complicated chain of authority that is firmly yanked when a new wrinkle enters a drone mission. Mirren plays a military intelligence officer remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi. [Source: Empire] The M ...
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