Jun 08
2021

According to this new interview with People Magazine, Helen Mirren is finally living out her dream. The Oscar winner, 75, fulfilled her goal of starring in two previous Fast & Furious movies as the Shaw matriarch Magdalene, but the role didn’t have her sitting behind the wheel. That changes in F9, when Mirren finally gets to drive one of the cars. “I finally did it, yes!” she said to Entertainment Tonight. “And what a car! And what a drive, down The Mall in London! It was the coolest thing ever. But with Vin [Diesel[ next to [me]! Driving him, I mean, that was fantastic! And I do actually know how to do a double declutch. And an amazing car. It was a dream. It was fantastic.” Back in 2017, Mirren made her goal of getting behind the wheel clear. “I’d love to come back. But, guys, I want to drive next time,” Mirren told Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, and InStyle at the Toronto International Film Festival. As Mirren previously explained in an interview with BuzzFeed, she practically begged to be included in the film because she was such a fan of the series. “I almost went down on my knees. Not quite. But I went down on my metaphorical knees to Vin [Diesel] and to everyone,” Mirren said at the time. “I always… I just wanted to be in one of those movies.” Speaking to EW about the women of the Fast & Furious franchise, Mirren said one of the things she always loved about the film series is the sense of familial bond. “I think that’s one of the reasons they’re popular films, because that is the one element that everybody all over the world can identify with simply, easily, and directly, so it’s great to see this other level being brought in with the different generations of the family, the fact that family actually goes on through many generations over long periods of time,” she said. “I thought that that was a nice thing to introduce into the storyline.”

Jun 06
2021

This past week, lots of articles and interviews have been released to report on the release of “Solos” earlier this month and “F9” later this month. Helen has been quite vocal about both projects and we are being blessed with 4 cover stories from Woman & Home, Woman’s Weekly, Yours and the United Kingdom edition of Reader’s Digest. For a complete look at all added scans, have a look at the list below. Enjoy reading.



Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman & Home (United Kingdom, July 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, June 07, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Yours (United Kingdom, June 01, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – New York Daily News (United States, May 20, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV & Satellite Week (United Kingdom, May 15, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV Times (United Kingdom, May 15, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Reader’s Digest (United Kingdom, May 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman (United Kingdom, February 2021)

Jun 04
2021

Helen Mirren has been on double duty in Hollywood, yesterday, promoting the upcoming theatrical release of “Fast & Furious 9”, and also revealing her larger-than-life billboard for the film on Sunset Boulevard. Interviews from all the E’s (Entertainment Tonight, Extra and E! News) have been added, alongside new official interview and b-roll clips. All videos have been added to the video archive, screencaptures can be found in the photo gallery. Enjoy!


Related Media:

Video Archive – News Segments – 2021 – Extra (June 04, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – 2021 – Entertainment Tonight (June 04, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – 2021 – E! News (June 04, 2021)
Video Archive – Career – Fast & Furious 9 – On-Set Interview
Video Archive – Career – Fast & Furious 9 – On the set with Vin Diesel and Helen Mirren
Video Archive – Career – Fast & Furious 9 – B-Roll

Jun 04
2021

Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the sequel to 2019’s Shazam!, is currently filming, and, according to SlashFilm, we now have our first official look at Zachary Levi in his slightly adjusted costume. Set pics of Levi in-costume leaked online yesterday, and it looks like director David F. Sandberg wanted to provide a more screen-accurate look at the costume to counter the leaked images. Shazam! Fury of the Gods follows 2019’s highly enjoyable Shazam!, the story of a kid who gets superpowers that turn him into an adult. It’s basically superhero Big, and it works. The sequel brings back Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer from the first film, and adds some new faces, too. Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu are all on board, playing the new god-like villains Shazam has to face this time around, dubbed the daughters of Atlas. Fury of the Gods isn’t the only Shazam-related title filming right now. Jaume Collet-Serra is currently in production on Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular character, an anti-hero and sometimes Shazam enemy. At one point, Black Adam and Shazam were going to fight each other in the first Shazam! movie, but it was then decided to give Black Adam his own solo movie first, with the assumption that the characters will meet up in a future movie. Shazam! Fury of the Gods arrives in theaters on June 2, 2023.

Jun 04
2021

ABC’s unscripted wildlife comedy series ‘When Nature Calls’ has found its voice in British actor Helen Mirren, who will narrate the series, which will now be titled ‘When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren’. According to Deadline, the series, which premieres on Thursday, June 24, looks at the funny things that animals get up to in the wild such as the surprising sounds that come out of the mouths of majestic beasts, teeny-tiny frogs and beatboxing badgers. ‘When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren’ will be based on a BBC Studios format, ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, which aired on BBC One in the UK for two seasons. It is produced by BBC Studios’ L.A. production arm, the division behind ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and Nat Geo’s ‘Life Below Zero’ and ‘Breaking Bobby Bones’. K.P. Anderson, the executive producer of ‘The Soup’ and ‘Norm Macdonald Has a Show’, will executive produce and serve as showrunner with Ryan O’Dowd exec producing for BBC Studios. Brad Stevens and Boyd Vico will serve as head writers and executive producers. “I am excited by the opportunity to reveal the ‘true inner lives’ of the noble creatures with whom we share the planet,” said Mirren. “When you’ve won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony, the only way to further add to your legacy is to narrate When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted & Alternative, Walt Disney Television. Valerie Bruce, general manager, LA Productions, BBC Studios said, “Helen Mirren is without a doubt one of the greatest talents of our time, and we consider it a privilege to bring her iconic voice to this series. She is the perfect storyteller to take us on this journey as we reimagine the animal kingdom with a comic twist and bring to life the more humorous side of creatures great and small.”