R.E.D., "Retired Extremely Dangerous", new film. Helen Mirren in an action comedy? I could dig it.
“It is always great to find someone that you can pin your character on. Obviously, in The Queen it was very easy to find the person to pin the character on—she’s called Queen Elizabeth. But here I was kind of looking for who this woman might be and then I had this flash of inspiration. Martha Stewart came into my mind. I thought, ‘That’s who it is, it’s Martha Stewart.’ And so from that point on I based everything on Martha Stewart: the hair was Martha Stewart’s hair, the color even and the cut; the clothes were Martha Stewart’s. I thought Martha Stewart combines this perfect combination of sweetness and kindness and gentleness and unbelievable efficiency with this laser-like ability to concentrate and get the job done.
Good fun. Gotta love a female 65-year-old action hero. Last year we had a 12-year-old one. How about a cross-over? Hit-Girl versus Helen Mirren? Kewl.
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