Published on October 10th, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie2
Helen Mirren Quotes: An Outspoken Star
Helen Mirren Quotes
Here is a selection of Helen Mirren quotes.
‘Fortunately, my husband is an Anglophile. He even loves public transport and travelling on the Tube. I always go by bus; you can be up high and see the world.’
‘Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be.’
‘When you do Shakespeare they think you must be intelligent because they think you understand what you’re saying.’
‘I didn’t want to be knocked over by a car and have my obituary talk only about Prime Suspect.’
‘All you have to do is to look like crap on film and everyone thinks you’re a brilliant actress. Actually, all you’ve done is look like crap.’
‘One thing I found hard to get scripted was the size of her ego. Her ego was so huge. She was about being the queen, and everybody had better treat her as the queen. I am not like that.’
‘Flesh sells. People don’t want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies.’
‘The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.’
‘Her Elizabeth is so genius. It’s just fabulous and, in its comedic, excessive way, there is a lot of accuracy there.’
‘It’s never been confirmed that Elizabeth was a virgin. It’s like the Virgin Mary – it’s about branding, a logo. To use a modern term, Elizabeth was actually a bit of a slut.’
‘I would feel very bad if she didn’t like the way I played her. I certainly don’t want to stick a knife in her – especially now that I’m a dame, and I might have that taken away from me.’ – Speaking about playing the queen.
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