Helen Mirren is "Roaring Estrogen" in new movie
In her newest movie The Tempest, Helen Mirren takes on the role of Prospero (which had been switched into a female character, Prospera). So how did she do with a character that was written by Shakespeare for a man? Just ask her Athurn co-star Russell Brand.
“Confidence. Potency. Female energy. Roaring estrogen… She’s got that potency, doesn’t she?” he said. “That’s why she can play queens and leaders.” [People]
Brand is just FULL of compliments for his co-star isn’t he? Maybe it’s love that’s filling his adoration for women. Brand went on to say this about women, in general.
“Women are, of course, powerful, feral creatures – the Earth being so female, the cosmos, even, perhaps being a female instinct, creating life,” he said. “If women get in tune to that energy, it’ll destroy us all.”
So what does Mirren have to say about her Arthur co-star?
Mirren, 65, returned the compliment, telling PEOPLE it was to great to work with Brand “because he’s a brilliant talent.”
Come to think of it, Helen Mirren’s character in Arthur was originally a man as well! Girl’s got it going on!!
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