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.
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.