Dame Helen Mirren - Dame Helen Mirren: Success comes with struggle

Dame Helen Mirren says success comes with ''struggle''.

The 68-year-old actress - who is set to be honoured with the Fellowship Award at the BAFTAs this Sunday (16.02.14) for her contribution to the film industry - insists she has experienced both ''glorious success'' and ''disastrous failure'' in her career, but thinks her self-criticism has inspired her to keep trying.

Speaking on British talk show 'Lorraine', she explained: ''You never know why the trajectory of your life has led you to any particular point, whether it was glorious success or disastrous failure - I've experienced both. But certainly I think, a hardened process has to be there ... although obviously with that comes a thought process because there is always self-doubt, self-criticism and struggle. Struggle is a part of the process.''

Helen also insists a good work ethic, including being punctual and considerate, will help anyone make it in the industry.

She added: ''Also, I think it's incredibly important to turn up on time and be a good team player.''

Helen played Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Audience' - which won her a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress - and claims since then she has become attached for the monarch.

The actress - who also portrayed Elizabeth in 2006 film 'The Queen' - added: ''Well, she's not attached to me but I am sort of attached to her. In some invisible way and certainly when I die, the fact that I played the Queen will be remembered.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Helen Mirren


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Snoop Dogg has joined Willie Nelson as weed-loving musicians who have smoked...

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official...

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for...

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Helen Mirren Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Helen Mirren

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All