Dame Helen Mirren: I hold a grudge!
Published 16/09/2010 | 09:54
Dame Helen Mirren's critics better watch out - the actress has joked that she holds a grudge.
The Oscar-winner - whose new movie The Debt deals with settling old scores - joked about having a long memory when it comes to bad reviews.
"I hold a grudge, oh yes, mostly against critics!" she teased.
Dame Helen hit the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival for a special gala screening of the movie, in which she plays a former Mossad agent who must go back undercover to track down a Nazi war criminal.
"This [role] is very different," she explained.
"Whenever I play something I'm just longing and praying for something completely different to come along.
"Playing the Queen, for a while people thought I was the Queen, and I'm significantly not the Queen!"
The 65-year-old gets her own fight scene in the action thriller, which is a remake of a 2007 Israeli film of the same name.
"You're always looking for roles that will push the last one out of the picture and allow the audience to see you in a new way," the actress said. "This one certainly does that."