Does Helen Mirren Go Rogue or Rouge in Red 2?

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren, otherwise known as Helen Lydia Mironoff, has a movie coming out on Friday. She is reprising her role as Victoria in Red 2. Looking at her, her being an almost proper lady and all, you would not expect a beating heart that lusts after guns:

FOX411: What has this franchise allowed you to do that no other project has given you the chance to do before?
Mirren: Shoot a big ass gun (laughs). I’ve never done that before.  Also… I just love this project. I’m not saying this is all I want to do for the rest of my life, but within the context with everything else I do it’s just the greatest. I love it. I was thrilled that it was going to become a franchise because obviously when we did the first one there was no understanding of that at all. It was a one off. So it’s fantastic we got the opportunity to do it the second time.

FOX411: What does it mean to you [to reunite with] a lot of your cast members?
Mirren: You know it’s like meeting up with your best friends from college that you haven’t seen for 30 or 40 years. Although it’s not that long since we were together but it’s… like we were working together the day before yesterday. And I think that’s an indication of how happy we were working together in the first place.

Red 2
Red 2

The movie, Red 2, has an interesting team behind it:

RED 2 is an upcoming 2013 American action comedy film and sequel to the 2010 film RED, which was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage.

The film stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins, and Helen Mirren, with Dean Parisot directing a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber. RED 2 is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2013.

I imagine I will be breaking my Hollywood fast and hitting the theaters sometime soon.

5 thoughts on “Does Helen Mirren Go Rogue or Rouge in Red 2?”

  1. I saw a trailer where she is riding in a cab driven by some oriental dude and they are being chased. The dude spins the car and Helen has an automatic gun in each hand and firing out each door window, the fun in front of the dude’s face. Not one empty cartridge came out, much less hit him in the face. So I had to ask myself, is this real? Would they do something stupid like this in a move… like putting a silencer on a revolver in some of the old police movies in the 60’s? No! It had to be real or they couldn’t show it. So now we have weapons that recycles the empty shells, Cool!

    1. Haha, I imagine this is a production goof. Or Helen balked at getting hot brass on her, so they gave her a cap gun of some sort. Still, I liked the first one, so I imagine I am going to see this. . .

  2. I saw an interview with Bruce Willis on GMA. This should be a fun movie – definitely one to see in the theater.

    As to hot shell casings, I’ve had one eject and go down my blouse. Being a woman, it did not fall on through. I can understand why Helen might not want them flying around when she is looking all sexy and cool.

  3. Helen Mirren is quite a formidable lady, and very well respected over here in the UK

    Dame Helen Mirren has travelled to northern Uganda with Oxfam to draw attention to what the UN Security Council called the world’s worst forgotten crisis, in which half a million people have been killed and two million people displaced.

    The actress has separately commented on her charitable shopping habits, saying, “If I travel anywhere particularly cold or hot, I don’t take any clothes with me. At the airport I’ll ask the taxi driver to take me to the nearest charity shop where I’ll buy what I need for the trip”.

    “When it’s time to come home, I take them back to the shop. That way I don’t have to haul luggage around with me and I get the pleasure of wearing a new outfit for only 50 pence! “Even though I’m now in a position to go shopping, I don’t indulge very often – it’s just not in my nature.”

    HM supports 13 charities, and 19 just causes. And all without being a prima donna.

    Yours Aye.

  4. I have been a fan of Helen’s for a long time now…She was outstanding in the Queen. Her versatility as an actress reminds me of Harrison Ford. I saw the first Red and will probably see this one too…


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