“I’d like to go to a bar or a restaurant. I can’t do that now. I am onstage for two hours every night. I can’t go out.” – Helen Mirren
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Helen Mirren on Reprising her Role as Elizabeth II in ‘The Audience’: “I was determined not to do it”
“When I took my bow at the end, they were not applauding me. They were applauding the queen.” – Helen Mirren
On Saturday night a group of marching drummers were playing their instruments to promote As One in the Park, a London gay music festival set to begin later this month. Unfortunately, the marching drummers went right past the West End’s Gielgud Theatre, where Dame Helen Mirren is currently starring as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience.
Screwing up your big scene on stage with Dame Helen Mirren once might be forgivable. Twice is definitely pushing it. But sixteen times? Yeah, you shouldn’t be surprised when you’re told to not let the door hit you on the way out.
Helen Mirren still worries about being typecast. But that hasn’t stopped her from returning to…