Dame Helen Mirren - Dame Helen Mirren: Success comes with struggle
Dame Helen Mirren has experienced ''glorious success'' and ''disastrous failure'' in her career but insists the ''struggle'' is part of the journey.
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.''