Helen Mirren on the cover of People – The Examiner’s ‘Beautiful Issue’
By Jonathan Landrum Jr. AP Entertainment Editor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren honors People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that discusses her thoughts on beauty and how the Oscar-winning actress always gets nervous before filming a role. The issue hit newsstands on Friday.
Mirren, 76, said she was “flabbergasted” after learning of her honor and never thought of herself as beautiful, especially at her age. From his point of view, the word beauty should be doubled by another word: bluster.
“I love the word swagger because I think swagger means I have confidence in myself, I show up to the world, I enjoy the world around me,” said Oscar-winning Mirren. best actress for her. role in the 2006 film “The Queen”. The actor, who has been a spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris since 2014, has built an impressive acting career with more than 140 credits in 55 years.
“I think what’s called the beauty industry should be called the swagger industry,” she continued. “We give people swagger.”
Despite her revered career, she always finds herself nervous before starting a new project.
“I get really nervous about the daily process,” said Mirren, who has starred in films like “The Long Good Friday,” “Elizabeth I” and “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover.” . “And meeting and dealing with new people. And not knowing if I’m going to remember my lines or not. I’m just really scared until I get into the rhythm of things and then I sort of relax.
After a movie ended, Mirren said her nerves calmed down and she didn’t read any reviews, good or bad.
While Mirren is hesitant to call herself beautiful, Vin Diesel says the word suits her perfectly.
“She has a timeless charisma. She looks killer and always has. She has a jovial spirit,” said Diesel, who starred in the 2021 film “F9” with Mirren. “But I think what’s most appealing about Dame Helen Mirren is how she makes you feel. She always makes you feel appreciated and loved. And for that, I love him forever.