Helen Mirren on Red 2

Helen Mirren has appeared in movies for over four decades, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in The Queen and also appearing in such films as Caligula and doing work with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She talks with Money For Lunch about her latest film Red 2, in which she co-stars with Bruce Willis, Mary Louise-Parker, and Anthony Hopkins.

Mirren talks about the challenges of appearing in an action role, saying that one needs to enter a “meditative state of mind” in order to affect the stoic demeanor of an action star.

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