Friday, October 30, 2015

'LIFE IS NEVER OVER' SAYS THE 70-YEAR-OLD DAME

  As far as Dames go, Helen Mirren is a very down-to-earth one and it's always entertaining and often enlightening to talk to her. This time she came out with what struck me as a wonderful quote which is worth repeating here.
   "Life is never over," the 70-year-old actress told me, "and the chance to do something new is always in front of us."
   It is an aphorism she has lived by and although she is currently co-starring as gossip queen Hedda Hopper in Trumbo, a movie about Hollywood and the infamous blacklist of the 1940s and 50s, she has packed a great deal of other accomplishments into her life so far.
  "I've never been a woman of Hollywood," she said. "I'm a woman in the theatre in London and I've done television and I've done a lot of different things.It was never my ambition to be a Hollywood movie star---that was never my primary ambition and it was something that sort of happened almost coincidentally."

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