Filmmakers “love” to cast Academy Award winners in action movies: Mirren

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Filmmakers Rachel Shenton (L) and Chris Overton accept Best Live Action Short Film for 'The Silent Child' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Vastavam web: Veteran actor Helen Mirren has quipped that she once “begged” to be cast in an action film and used her Oscar winner reputation to put pressure on the film bosses.The 72-year-old actor, who won an Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in 2007’s “The Queen”, said the filmmakers “love” to cast Academy Award winners in their films.”It was a little hankering definitely. Absolutely it was. I begged. I put it out there and then I begged. That was one of the wonderful advantages of winning an Oscar. I got to be in action movies!” Mirren said, according to Femalefirst.

The actor recently appeared in the latest installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious”.Mirren said she loved the experience of shooting for an action film, especially the stunt scenes.