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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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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 op ...
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Katie Holmes Is Going to Be a Director Now

Sep 11 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

In Dawson’s Creek, it was always Dawson who wanted to be the big-time filmmaker. But in real life, it looks like little Joey Potter will be the first one of the gang to helm her very own feature. Katie Holmes is set to make her directorial debut on All We Had, an adaptation of the novel by Annie Weatherwax. Josh Boone, who’s coming off the YA smash The Fault in Our Stars, will write the script. Hi ...
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Casting: Bloom, Coogan, CK, Weaving

Sep 7 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Unlocked Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas and Noomi Rapace are set to star in the upcoming Michael Apted-directed thriller "Unlocked" for BLOOM. Peter O’Brien wrote the screenplay and shooting begins November 3rd. The story follows a CIA interrogator (Rapace) who races to thwart a biological warfare attack on London after she unwittingly gives information to terrorists. Boswell For The Defence Steve Coogan has score ...
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8 weeks ago

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-op ...
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