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Helen Mirren: I thought a family was destiny

Helen Mirren: I thought a family was destiny

Feb 4 2013, 3:36am CST | by

Dame Helen Mirren always thought having children was her "destiny". The 67-year-old actress - who married director Taylor Hackford in 1997 after 11 years together - expected to start a family at...

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Helen Mirren: I thought a family was destiny

Feb 4 2013, 3:36am CST | by

Dame Helen Mirren always thought having children was her "destiny".

The 67-year-old actress - who married director Taylor Hackford in 1997 after 11 years together - expected to start a family at some point in her life, but when she didn't have a baby she was able to accept it.

She said: "It was not my destiny. I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and I didn't care what people thought."

The 'Queen' actress also slammed "boring old men" who question her for not being a mother, admitting she has been very blunt in response to their probing.

She told the new UK issue of Vogue magazine: "Whenever they went, 'What? No children? Well, you'd better get on with it, old girl,' I'd say, 'No! F*** off!' "

In 2007, Helen won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in 'The Queen' and she is set to play the monarch again in forthcoming stage production 'The Audience'.

While the actress - who also played the titular monarch in TV drama 'Elizabeth I' and Queen Charlotte in 'The Madness of King George' - is looking forward to the play, she was apprehensive about taking on the role because of typecasting fears.

Helen - who is also well known for her role as tough detective Jane Tennison in British TV drama 'Prime Suspect' - admitted: "Of course I wasn't going to turn it down, it's a lovely role to inhabit. But at the same time, I wasn't sure I wanted to go back there.

'It was hard enough wriggling out of being Jane Tennison. I do sometimes think, if I die in a plane crash tomorrow, will people always think of me as 'The Actress Most Famous for Playing the Queen?' "

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Amal Clooney nominated for a British Fashion Award: is she the most stylish Brit?

Oct 29 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

The 2014 British Fashion Awards will go down on December 1st. Something to look forward to, because the British Fashion Council (or whoever organizes this mess) is shooting for the stars! They pretty much included every “hot” name on their “Most Stylish” fan-vote list this year. They’re hoping to get a crazy-awesome turnout, which… I mean, hey, if I was organizing it, I would try to do that too. Just think of all of the people you would want to see on a red carpet, and ...
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Ryan Reynolds Already Has the Hot Dad Look Down

Oct 6 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: PopSugar

Ryan Reynolds ran errands in New York on Sunday, just one day before he and his wife Blake Lively would announce her pregnancy through her lifestyle website, Preserve. The news came as a surprise to fans as Blake had been laying low over the past few months. (According to the photo Blake shared of her baby bump with her announcement, she is at least four months along.) However, that doesn't mean that ...
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It’s Only a Play’s Rupert Grint Talks His Clothed Broadway Debut, Dame Helen Mirren’s Bikini Body

Oct 1 2014 10:12pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

It’s Only a Play star Rupert Grint stopped by Access Hollywood to chat making his Broadway debut in the Terrence McNally comedy, where he plays wunderkind director Frank Finger. The Harry Potter fave did have to clarify that unlike former co-star Daniel Radcliffe, he is entirely clothed for his Great White Way debut. While he shares the stage with some huge names, including Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing, th ...
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8 weeks ago

Jacqueline Bisset has some thoughts: ‘I have never fully embraced feminism’

Sep 24 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

I’ve always sort of liked Jacqueline Bisset, but after reading this interview with her… I think it’s comparable to how I feel about Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren is fabulous, strong, beautiful… and she says wacky and sometimes offensive things in interviews. Maybe it’s that women of a certain age have difficulty explaining their complicated views on sexuality and equality and such? Perhaps. Anyway, Bisset is 70 yea ...
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