Mirren: 'Queen Costumes Made Me Weep'
DAME HELEN MIRREN cried when she saw the costumes for her THE QUEEN movie role - fearing she couldn't play a woman who wore tweed.
The Oscar-winning actress did not relish wearing sensible shoes and head scarves for the role as the British monarch, because she is a "girlie woman who loves dressing up".
She says, "When I came across the costume fitting I literally cried.
"I'd just done Elizabeth I - that had been a trip to fantasy land. I dressed myself up like a Christmas tree.
"To go from that to the brown shoes and tweed skirts, I found it very hard to be someone who chose to wear those clothes. I thought I would never be able to understand this woman."