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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?' "

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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People Magazine has released their Best Dressed List for 2014, and OMG is it bland. Really, ridiculously bland. Taylor Swift is this year’s best dressed lady. YES, that Taylor Swift. To be honest, I think Swifty’s style has greatly improved over the past year, especially since she moved to New York and she’s been doing the millennial Sex & the City thing, with lots of leggy photo-ops in short skirts ...
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Helen Mirren: 'Why didn't hackers try find naked selfies of me?'

Sep 8 2014 7:04pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Dame Helen Mirren has told how she was 'insulted' not to have been a victim of the iCloud hacking which saw 101 female celebrities have their nude and explicit photos leaked online.The 69-year-old actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal in The Queen (2006), said she was disappointed not to be among those targeted because "you weren't anybody if your phone hadn't been ha ...
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Preparing for Emmy: Who’s In Line To Make History?

Aug 25 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The 66th Prime Time Emmys are kicking off tonight at 8pm EDT on NBC, and with plenty of long-running shows still in the mix to pick up awards, plenty of actors, actresses, comedies dramas and miniseries are ready to make Emmy history with their potential wins.In terms of ‘first timers’, Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards" could become the first online shows to pick up h ...
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‘Modern Family,’ Brian Cranston Aim At Emmy Record

Aug 25 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: CBS San Francisco

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV’s top awards and new records year after year. The 66th prime-time Emmys, airing tonight with host Seth Meyers, are full of such possibilities, including a fifth best comedy series trophy for “Modern Family” that would tie it with all-time sitcom champ “Frasier.” PHOTOS: Emmy Nominated CBS Shows ...
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‘Modern Family,’ Brian Cranston Aim At Emmy Record

Aug 25 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV’s top awards and new records year after year. The 66th prime-time Emmys, airing tonight with host Seth Meyers, are full of such possibilities, including a fifth best comedy series trophy for “Modern Family” that would tie it with all-time sitcom champ “Frasier.” PHOTOS: Emmy Nominated CBS Shows & Stars The ceremony moved from its usual Sunday home in September to ...
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‘Modern Family,’ Brian Cranston Aim At Emmy Record

Aug 25 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: CBS New York

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV’s top awards and new records year after year. The 66th prime-time Emmys, airing tonight with host Seth Meyers, are full of such possibilities, including a fifth best comedy series trophy for “Modern Family” that would tie it with all-time sitcom champ “Frasier.” PHOTOS: Emmy Nominated CBS Shows & Stars The ceremony moved from its usual Sunday home in September to avoid confl ...
Source: CBS New York   Full article at: CBS New York
 

 
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The Fitness Myths Celebrities Perpetuate

Aug 20 2014 7:25pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

On Friday Britney Spears made her buzzed-about ‘comeback’ in Las Vegas. The show, entitled ‘Piece of Me’, is strangely apt considering it wasn’t her voice but rather her abdominal muscles which garnered the most publicity in the lead-up to the performance.Two days prior, the trainer of Megan Fox told outlets how he whipped the actress 'into shape' for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Because if it's one thing the already svelte mother-of-two needs to be rigorously fit for it ...
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Oprah Joins In With The Ice Bucket Challenge! See Who Did The Dumping HERE!

Aug 16 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

This is already one of the best charity campaigns ever! Everyone is getting involved with the ice bucket challenge to support ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease, and even Oprah is jumping in on the fun! The media mogul was nominated by Tyler Perry, and filmed herself filling her own ice bucket (below) before getting dumped on! And her bestie Gayle did the pouring! After the shock wore off, Oprah nominated Steven Spielberg, Helen Mirren, and Manish Dayal. Your move, you thr ...
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4 weeks ago

Robert Downey, Jr. Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Calls Out Avengers Pal (VIDEO)

Aug 16 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(YouTube) The Ice Bucket Challenge shows no sign of letting up — and now Robert Downey, Jr. and Oprah Winfrey have done it. On Saturday, the Iron Man star posted a video in which his wife Susan does the honors, dumping ice on the actor to help raise awareness for ALS research. Downey challenged his Avengers co-star Chris Hemsworth to follow suit. Meanwhile, Oprah challenged Steven Spielberg and Helen Mi ...
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