DAME Helen Mirren was mistaken for royalty while filming THE QUEEN, but found being treated with the utmost respect at all times extremely daunting. The actors and crew on set had difficulty separating the actress from her regal role as British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, and avoided eye contact and refused to take compliments from the star. Mirren says, "I noticed the crew wouldn't look me in the eye and nobody would approach me. "And when I went to say thank you to the extras for a great day's work, again they wouldn't even look at me.